Landscape - Mike Payne
Fall Aspen Grove


Queen's Crown Flowers

Queen's Crown Wild Flowers at a high alpine lake in Breckenridge, Colorado. This lake holds Native Colorado Greenback Cutthroat Trout which is one of the most beautiful trout in existence. The winds were absolutely relentless on this 3 day trip. My tent was folding over and it rained/hailed extremely hard, but the storms gave way to some truly magical sunsets. Sometimes patience pays off in the backcountry, and when it does it is really special.

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