Marmalade Skies over Whetstone. Victoria Lise 2017

Backdoor Sunset

While we’re still waiting for the snow to fly over our end of the western slope, the palette of the late evenings skies have been heart-stirring. Even the sunrises have been overwhelmingly moving and spine-tingling but gone within a moments notice. You may remember my post(s) from last winter Too Much of a Good Thing or Crested Butte Buried in the West Elks , how utterly shocking it was to be under 300+ inches of snow in a matter of weeks, even for a town that loves snow. This year is completely opposite and entirely shocking in its own right. Never have I witnessed…

Golden Aspens beneath The Castles, near Crested Butte, Colorado. Victoria Lise 2017

Autumn at The Castles Gunnison, Colorado

Snow-capped mountains and a vividly colored grove of aspens surround The Castles of Colorado. An ancient, volcanic rock formation near Gunnison, Colorado. Grab your hot apple cider or pumpkin spice latte and enjoy another seasonal special in the high country of colorful Colorado!

Living Journey’s Summit Hike Crested Butte, Colorado

July of each year a peak hike is organized by Living Journey’s, a financially and emotionally supportive organization aiding families faced with cancer in our valley.  The summit hike is a fundraiser in which participants raise donations beforehand and hike Mt. Crested Butte as not only a celebration but as an honoring of those whose lives have been touched by cancer.