Travel Ahh…Colorado Rocky Mountains

© Stephanie Glaser 2003

© Stephanie Glaser 2003

To be honest, the ocean is zen to me. It’s where I’d most love to be. However, mountains aren’t a bad substitute. I live in Colorado with some pretty spectacular peaks. In fact, as a teacher, every year I had my students write about the mountains that we often take for granted.

The above photo I took in Telluride, Colorado, USA. Before we had kids, Kurt and I would choose a new place in Colorado every fall to go and check out the Aspens.

© Stephanie Glaser 2004

© Stephanie Glaser 2004

Aspen, CO, USA.

© Stephanie Glaser 2004

© Stephanie Glaser 2004

Aspen, CO, USA.

© Stephanie Glaser 2001

© Stephanie Glaser 2001

The Continental Divide, CO, USA.

© Stephanie Glaser 2002

© Stephanie Glaser 2000

Crested Butte, CO, USA.

© Stephanie Glaser 2000

© Stephanie Glaser 2000

Crested Butte, CO, USA.

© Suzanne Miller 2000

© Suzanne Miller 2000

Mt. Princeton, Chaffee County, CO, USA. Here I am with my friend Columbine and my brother-in-law Jason. We had just crossed a pretty harrowing stretch of this “Fourteener” (a mountain at least 14,000 ft high).

© Stephanie Glaser

© Stephanie Glaser 2000

Summit of Mt. Princeton, Chaffee County, CO, USA. Here is the view from more than 14,000 ft.

© Stephanie Glaser 2003

© Stephanie Glaser 2003

Keystone, CO, USA.

© Stephanie Glaser 2013

© Stephanie Glaser 2013

The Collegiate Peaks from Big Horn Sheep Canon, CO, USA.

© Stephanie Glaser 2013

© Stephanie Glaser 2013

Monarch Pass, CO, USA.

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

Monarch Mountain, CO, USA.

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

Monarch Mountain, CO, USA

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

Monarch Mountain, CO, USA.

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

Mt. Shavano, CO, USA.

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

Collegiate Peaks, Chaffee Co., CO, USA.

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

© Stephanie Glaser 2012

Monarch Mountain, CO, USA.

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21 thoughts on “Travel Ahh…Colorado Rocky Mountains

    • Thanks, Hayley! I’m noticing that I have a tendency to take photos over and over of certain subjects (it’s turned out to be a good thing since it works well to post in a theme series.) What great foresight I’ve had! 🙂

    • Thank you, Uday — You saying this is is a huge compliment for me! I did shoot the 2000 photos in film. I must admit, however, that I tweaked the shadow and saturation levels in iPhoto. Thanks again for the kind words! 🙂

  1. I wouldn’t want to decide between ocean and mountains. The ocean is zen, that’s true. Though mountains can be pretty zen too; even in a much more varied way than the sea (I am no relaxed diver 😉 ). I really like the snowy Monarch Mountain.

    • Very true, Anja — my husband, Kurt, definitely gets his zen from the variation of the mountains and I always take pause when I look at the beautiful peaks of CO — they are all quite different. I really get my “chi” balanced with the ocean — maybe it’s because I know there’s another place to visit on the other side. I hear you, however, about actually being in the ocean. 🙂 Thanks for the comment!

  2. Great photos! We visited Colorado last summer and were very impressed with its natural beauty. I’d certainly go back and meander a lot longer.

    • Thanks, Nia — it is crazy that most of these mountains shots are either from just driving around Colorado to going skiing 20 minutes from my house. I’m a bit spoiled in that way. Thanks for the comment!

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