01 August 2013

Reasons

Mount Crested Butte

There's a reason Crested Butte is known as the wildflower capital of the world.

Sunflowers greet the sun near Crested Butte

Outside of Crested Butte

Daisies

There's a reason tourists are willing to risk taking their two-wheel drive vehicles up rugged, four-wheel-required Schofield Pass every July.

Fireweed on Schofield Pass

Green Gentian near Mount Gothic

Fairy Trumpet

There's a reason Trail 401 is on the bucket list of mountain bikers around the world.

South Maroon

Trail 401 and South Maroon

Trail 401

5 comments :

  1. My kind of place! So nice to see all the gorgeous wildflowers you have that we don't. :)

    What are those frothy tall white blossoms in the "Outside of Crested Butte" shot? They look awfully like some I saw during Bike MS (at that spot where people were fishing next to the road).

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  2. Wow, flowers everywhere, can just stop and stare

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  3. I can agree, what a place one must experience up close.

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  4. Great pictures Deborah, I always love the purple daisies when you put them up. Think I've said to you before we don't have them in Ireland at all, they're beautiful.
    The interview I did with you ages ago for my blog is up as Most Popular Post this morning, you must have some new fans :)

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  5. We were there in July too. I kept thinking that I'd see you, for some odd reason so I scanned every cyclist for the Snowcatcher! Based on your fabulous photos, I think that you were there a little later than us... because we were before the height of the wildflowers. What beauty you captured!

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