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Twisted Sunset II

White River National Forest - Near Breckenridge, Colorado

Stormy skies above Baldy Mountain are illuminated from the last rays of light of the setting sun disappearing behind the ten mile range to the west. Boreas pass, named for the Greek God of the north wind, is littered with tree stumps that were used to construct the railroad that connected Breckenridge and Denver during the gold rush days. Some of these stumps are quite beautiful and make for a perfect foreground to a photo. In late july these mountainsides are dotted with indian paintbrush and many other species of wildflower.