Breathtaking - Part Two

by Darlene Foster August. 13, 2010 1696 views

Now we are really getting up high! Timberline is at about 11,500 feet and above that the trees don't grow for the most part! There are high mountain tundra plants and tundra pools at the top of Independence Pass, not to mention the spectacular views!

Another ghost town.

Wildflowers everywhere!

You can see the line of the road.

Looking at the valley below.

Top of the world!

Tundra ponds and plants!

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Nancy 10 years, 1 month ago

Stunning set!! Really like #15:))

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Saku 10 years, 1 month ago

Very very beautiful series!!!! Especially I love this post...!!!!!

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Becky Brannon 10 years, 1 month ago

Enjoyed the set! Really love #11. I was curious and went to google maps to see where it was. So am I right that it is kind of Southwest of Colorado Springs?

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Tom Thompson 10 years, 1 month ago

So who collects the $3 the ghosts :) Fantastic captures love them all very beautiful

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Kaitlyn 10 years, 1 month ago

Very nice!

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Jet28 10 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful country, spectacular set!

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Andrea 10 years, 1 month ago

So wonderful!

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Mikkal Noptek 10 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful landscapes

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Trish 10 years, 1 month ago

number one reminds me of Little House on the Prairie...and the last couple transport me to The Sound of Music!!!
:)
Beautiful day you had to venture up there...lovely!

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Lucinda 10 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful captures. You simply can't go wrong with beautiful scenes like these. Very pretty.

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Agnes Felber 10 years, 1 month ago

I do not see any signs of human activity up there, not even grazing animals... are these grassy medowy areas not utilized in the summertime for anything, I wonder...
I am reading the town of Independence did not last very long, either... must be too harsh there yearlong, I guess...

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Jeff Cornish 10 years, 1 month ago

You got the title right! Imagine how tough life was back then, especially in the winter. Nice work Dar!

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Brenda Nelson 10 years, 1 month ago

Indeed! I love the view of #7; the clouds over the horizon in #10 and the mountain trail in #15. I'm so happy that you took me along - I had a great time!

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Ricardo 10 years, 1 month ago

this is indeed breathtakings!
these views are simply stunning!

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