What can you see around Lake City, Colorado if you've only got 48 hours? Answers below with a photo journey through one of America's most remote counties, Hinsdale County, Colorado!
All photos taken over two days in early September, 2016.
Typical day summer day in the San Juan Mountains.
Right to left, Crystal, Uncompahgre, Matterhorn, Wetterhorn, Broken Hill, Red Mountain, Grassy Mountain, and Sunshine
Look at me, back at Windy Point, with good reason though of course.
Passing the day by the lake named after the patron saint of travelers.
Moose! I saw 5 in one night, at Deer Lakes, though only three consented to be photographed.
Another Windy Point photo you're thinking, and yes here is the moonset over the San Juans.
This guy said bye and come back soon on the way out. Very hospitable.
But wait there's more! This is Colorado 149 and the road to Lake City.
(though our journey has crossed out of Hinsdale in into Gunnison)
The core of the Milky Way shining bright in the Gunnison night.
Probably my favorite photo I've taken. Taken in Powderhorn.
That's what you can see! And I didn't even have a 4wd to get to the more beautiful places!
All these prints are available as prints, click on the photo to go to the photo page and see options and help fund further trips!
Here's some bonus photos from the neighbors to the north, taken on the same trip.
The planet Mars sets over Blue Mesa Reservoir in Curecanti National Recreation Area.
New photos or maybe ramblings from Michael Underwood, a photographer.