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Mt. Princeton and Mt. Yale

I spent all day yesterday at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in the San Luis Valley, and came up with some really nice pictorials in my opinion. As of now, here are the ones I've made so far: Medano Creek, Mosca Pass Trail, the Visitor Center and Hooper, Colorado. I had a really wonderful time as always. There is just something about that park that stirs myself, and makes me so grateful to live in central Colorado.

On the way back, I pulled over on Chaffee County Road 280 and snapped this shot of Mt. Princeton and Mt. Yale. Mt. Yale is just a few feet shorter than Mt. Princeton and has sort of an interesting "relationship" with Mt. Princeton. The view of Mt. Yale is largely hidden from the town of Buena Vista, as Deer Mountain stands in front of it. Thus, Mt. Princeton tends to recieve much of the gazing and admiration from visitors to the area, while poor Mt. Yale rarely gets anywhere near as much. ;)

In view of this, I thought I would include Mt. Yale in the photo above. From the vicinity of Nathrop, Mt. Yale can be seen and it only looks smaller because it is further back in the Collegiate range. I plan to hike Mt. Yale before the summer is up. It'll be interesting to include some shots of the view of Mt. Princeton from Mt. Yale!

That's all for now. I'm going to take a relaxing drive to the Cottonwood Pass Road gate. I need some inspiration! :)

-Steve (May 7, 2006)

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