I’m continuing with photos from the set taken along Guanella Pass Scenic Byway, a 24-mile stretch of bumpy dirt road running from the small town of Grant on U.S. 285 to Georgetown off I-70. At an elevation reaching 11,669-feet, the pass takes you between Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt, two of Colorado’s Fourteeners (peaks that climb to 14,000 feet).
This is a shot taken about half of the way up the pass, looking east and south:
Again, the sudden silence of the area struck me along with the clear sky and warm weather (approx 55 degrees). Soon after this shot, I really started to climb sharply and the temp dropped to 40 and the road became a bumpy half-frozen, melty mess forcing me to turn back. Felt like Gandalf trying to cross below Caradhras. If, you know, he had a jeep…