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Mesa Lake at Sunset 708-2

Mesa Lake, Colorado

With the sun setting in the west, the last light of a summer evening spreads across Mesa Lake and the Grand Mesa in western Colorado. This image was taken after a long drive from Grand Junction to the Grand Mesa National Forest, then a shorter drive on an unmakred dirt road, and finally a hike (no trail) up a steep slope, over snow and fallen logs, to reach the top of this boulder field. The effort was worth it, as this amazing landscape opened up through the pine trees.