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Shana's Photo


Indian Paintbrush
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Good Bye

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Spring In The Air
Kansas Kelly

She's Pretty
Milemarker 217
Clouds and Snow

East Main Street
Snow Scene
Under a Triumphant Sky
January 7
Mountain Views

Previous Years


Beautiful Summer Days in Buena Vista, Colorado

Mount Princeton Colorado

Actually I snapped this photo a few weeks ago when I spent a weekend in Buena Vista. That mountain never disappoints us, does it? :)

In other news, yesterday I hiked West Spanish Peak, the taller mountain among the Spanish Peaks. My life in Southeast Colorado has been going pretty well, and I'll always miss the wonderful 8.5 years I spent in Chaffee County. Will I ever be back? Who knows? What I do know is I loved photographing Mount Princeton on a regular basis and long to do it again.

-Steve (July 3, 2016)

The Gorgeous Mountain View From Cottonwood Pass

Cottonwood Pass, CO

This morning I drove to Cottonwood Pass to take in the scenery. Here's my video showing all the snow. :)

Did you know you can see the summit of Mount Princeton from Cottonwood Pass? I also included 13ers Gladstone Ridge and Jones Mountain.

-Steve (June 12, 2016)

Back Visiting Buena Vista. It's Good To See Her

Mt. Princeton, CO

I'm back in Buena Vista! Okay, it's only temporary. Sorry. I'l be here for 36 hours.

Over the next four days, I'm on a four day book tour where I do presentations about biking across America and sell my book at Colorado libraries. I just spoke in Louisville. On Monday, I'll be at the Bailey library, then on Tuesday I'll be in Loveland and Littleton.

-Steve (June 11, 2016)

Mount Princeton - December 27, 2015

Mt. Princeton, CO

It's my final morning in Buena Vista, Colorado before heading home. Here's a nice shot of Mount Princeton from Johnson Village. I also made a not too shabby video for it! :)

-Steve (December 27, 2015)

Snow Galore In The Colorado Rocky Mountains

Mt. Princeton, CO

I've been visiting Buena Vista during Christmas weekend. Today I snapped this photo of beautiful snow with Mount Princeton from Gregg Drive.

-Steve (December 26, 2015)

The Fall Season In Colorado

Mount Princeton Colorado

This is a photo taken by Tom Hammon at the Trail West Conference Center in Buena Vista two days ago. It's an interesting view of Mount Princeton. (Special thanks to Skip Ecke for displaying this picture on Facebook!)

In other news, I snapped many pictures of the Spanish Peaks around La Veta in Huerfano County yesterday. :)

-Steve (October 18, 2015)

Mount Princeton Looks Like A Massive Mountain

Mount Princeton Colorado

A nice view of the mountain from the junction of Chaffee County Roads 306 and 361. Sadly, I am back in Trinidad after a weekend visit to Buena Vista. Did you see my update on the traffic light Facebook page? :)

-Steve (October 11, 2015)

Beautiful Mug Shot

Mount Princeton Colorado

I'm visiting Buena Vista this weekend. Here's a nice mug shot of the mountain. :)

-Steve (October 10, 2015)

An August Storm In The Mountains

In late August, Dave Schiefelbein sent me this beautiful photo of a storm over Mount Princeton. Finally, after obtaining internet access at my new place in Trinidad, I can post it. Great shot!

-Steve (October 7, 2015)

"Headed To Crested Butte" - Photo by Shana Black

Mount Princeton, CO

My friend Shana Black was in the passenger seat as she and a friend traveled west on Chaffee County Road 306. They were headed over Cottonwood Pass to the town of Crested Butte. It's funny -- I have a few friends who will send me a picture message whenever they're in Buena Vista. It's an honor they think of me! :)

-Steve (August 9, 2015)

Summer In Colorado - A July Photo

Mount Princeton, CO

Three weeks ago, I spent a week on a vacation of sorts. I spent most of my time in Buena Vista and Twin Lakes. Of course, I got a few shots of good ol' Mount Princeton. Here's a typical afternoon shot with monsoon clouds rolling in. :)

-Steve (July 26, 2015)

Mount Princeton Photo by Gayle Gresham

Mount Princeton, CO

Friends in Colorado have been posting photos of Mount Princeton and tagging me on Facebook. Here's a great shot taken yesterday by Gayle Gresham. She lives on the Front Range and has been on an amazing road trip throughout the mountains. Notice all the snow that's still up there! :)

-Steve (June 4, 2015)

Indian Paintbrush Flower

Above is a photo by David Schiefelbein of Buena Vista. I love the angle and the beautiful indian paintbrush flowers in front. :)

In personal news, I am indeed living in Albuquerque. My hikes and photography in the Land of Enchantment can be accessed from my New Mexico page.

-Steve (June 2, 2015)

It's Another "Good Bye" From Steve

Mount Princeton, CO

It is with sadness to inform you that once again I have moved away. I got a counseling job offer in Albuquerque, New Mexico and couldn't say "no." There is much I could say on a personal level, but for now I'll just say that since the beginning of January 2015, I was sensing that change could be coming.

Here's a shot of my Honda Civic on Highway 24, just south of Buena Vista. This was two days ago, on the day I drove away. I knew I had to get one last shot of Mount Princeton.

-Steve (May 3, 2015)

A Big Mountain Before Me

Mount Princeton, CO

There was a big mountain before me this morning. Yep, that's our beloved Mount Princeton. :)

-Steve (April 8, 2015)

Mesa Antero Neighborhood in Chaffee County

Mesa Antero in Chaffee County, Colorado

I snapped this photo a few days ago with my iPhone4. I was in the Mesa Antero neighborhood (roughly south of Nathrop, north of Centerville, and west of Highway 285) and thought this view of Mount Princeton was pretty.

I apologize for not updating this website as regularly. I'm going through a lot personally, and things are up in the air. I may be moving away. We'll see what happens.

-Steve (April 2, 2015)

Mount Princeton - Nathrop, Colorado

Nathrop, Colorado

Here's the view of Mount Princeton from the passenger seat of a truck as we drove through Nathrop. The mountain sure looks pretty! :)

-Steve (March 20, 2015)

The Kilby Family Visits Colorado

Kilby Family Vacation in Colorado

Yesterday was a special day. The one and only Kansas Kelly (whom I got in a fight with ten years ago, ha ha) and her family are vacationing in Colorado, and on Sunday, they stopped by Buena Vista to buy me lunch and relax at the Mount Princeton Hot Springs. These are good people. Awww man, there's so much I could say about them. Today's Mount Princeton photo is all about the people in the photo. The actual summit of the mountain is faded on the left.

-Steve (March 16, 2015)

Gazing at Mount Princeton From St. Elmo

St. Elmo, Colorado

Yes, you can see the summit of Mount Princeton from many open places in St. Elmo, the ghost town in Chalk Creek Canyon. On yesterday's visit, I photographed this snowy scene. Our beloved 14er is the second pointed peak among the two in the distant right.

-Steve (March 8, 2015)

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