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Berthoud Pass Stream at Sunrise 1

Berthoud Pass

High above Highway 40 near Berthoud Pass, a small stream made of melting snow winds its way down the mountains, eventually flowing into the Fraser River through Winter Park. Sunrise brings soft morning clouds that briefly light up in the early light. It is cold at sunrise up here, even in summer. But making the hike up while it is still dark does have its rewards.