…well into the second 5 year mission!

Autumn at Owl Creek Pass

South of Cimarron, CO, a movie was made.  John Wayne played the male lead who had True Grit.  In one scene, he rides toward 4 bad guys, not holding the reins, shooting two handed from the hip.  That scene was shot at Maddie’s Meadow at Owl Creek Pass.

01 Owl Creek Aspens 2015-09-23 wide_14

This high up, trees tend to be conifers.  The pointed trees with a background of pointed spires of rock, make for dramatic settings.

02 Owl Creek Pass 2015-09-23

Aspens grow in clusters up here.

03 Owl Creek Aspens 2015-09-23 trunks_0

When the aspens turn color in the fall, the blue sky, white bark and gold leaves are breathtaking.

04 Owl Creek Aspens 2015-09-23 trunks_11 05 Owl Creek Aspens 2015-09-23 tight_1 06 Owl Creek Aspens 2015-09-23 medium_16What say we go for a drive?
07 Owl Creek Aspens 2015-09-23 medium_8

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4 responses

  1. Andrea

    Trancendent

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    September 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm

  2. We were in Ouray for over a month and never quite made it there, although we had planned to. Looks like fall is definitely the time to be there!

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    September 24, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  3. One of my favorite places. I have yet to visit there when the aspen turn gold. Looks beautiful and I never tire of the view of Courthouse Mountain and Chimney Rock.

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    September 25, 2015 at 12:54 am

  4. Joan

    Beautiful photos, Ken!

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    September 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm

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