Juniper Pass is southwest of Idaho Springs Colorado and east of Mount Evans.

I visited the area in October and, as per usual, took a bajillion photos.  I wanted to share some with you today.

If it weren’t for a deer, I wouldn’t have any of the following pics (or the ones I’ll share in another post).  I saw two of them and stopped to grab a photo, but they shot into the trees before I could get the camera going.  So, I tried to find them, couldn’t and decided to wander around and see what there was to see.  Luckily, there was plenty of scenery.

This shot was taken from an outcropping of rocks with a gorgeous view of the valley beyond.  Across the way, I could see that there was a carved out area – as in, people had carved out a low wall, like an observation point.  Only, I couldn’t figure out how to get over there.  I’m sure, had TyBarBary been there, a path would’ve been found.  Since Ty was not there, I had to content myself with shooting pics of the area from afar.  Which lead to this shot:

And then to this one, looking to my left at the rocks:

What a gorgeous day and a gorgeous view.

More pics later.



  • Paul (@princejvstin) Posted November 11, 2011 8:13 am

    Since geology is an interest of mine, I did a little reading on Juniper Pass. It’s 11,130 feet at the pass, and that’s “only” the 8th highest pass in Colorado.

    That sunshine is dazzling. Not sure how I as a photographer would have handled it…maybe heavy use of a ND or a polarizing filter.

    • Patrick Hester Posted November 11, 2011 11:31 am

      The area is absolutely gorgeous.

      Yeah, I have no filters (as you can tell). (see what I did there…?)


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