My first trip to the Rocky Mountains! What a thrill to be in such a breathtakingly beautiful place. We were fortunate to have ideal weather for the day. The wildflowers were out in abundance; many different species were in bloom. The show was still going strong at the higher elevation of Mount Goliath -- we were hiking at around 12,000 feet. When we visited Roxborough State Park the next day the wildflower show was much more subdued; peak bloom long past, largely due to higher temps at the lower elevation. (See photos of Roxborough in my next post.)
The contorted sinuous shapes of the ancient bristlecone pines are wonderful to behold.