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Cascade on Berthoud Pass 812-1

Berthoud Pass

After an early morning of photographing wildflowers high above Highway 40 on Berthoud Pass, I was winding my way down when I had to pause and photograph this snowmelt stream flowing down through the pine trees. Scenes like this are abundant near the town of Winter Park. A little exploration reveals the beauty of the Colorado landscape, and in this case I never saw another person.