Friday, April 15, 2016

Mills Lake, Colorado

Mills Lake, Colorado

Dwarfed below Longs Peak, Mills Lake may be the prettiest place in Rocky Mountain National Park. Black like an inkwell, the reservoir is exhibited at the bottom of a breathtaking gorge that has been painted by an artistic creek.

The beautiful landscape is littered with a muddle of giant boulders and dead snags that have sunk to the shallow bottom. The fearsome array of jagged, blue peaks is reflected faithfully by the water’s crystal clear surface.

Enos Mills was a distinguished author, photographer and nature guide who tenaciously promoted Colorado's pristine wilderness. Inspired by the peaceful setting, I’ve discovered that his lake is the ideal place to ponder nature’s great mysteries.

6 comments:

  1. I think Colorado is one of our most beautiful states. Every time I see one of your photos I want to go back.

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    1. We enjoy it here but where you're at in California must be really nice as well.

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  2. Gorgeous - although after this crazy storm in CO today it probably looks a little different. Love these pictures, and you are giving me great ideas of places to check out in our new state. Mama Breeze - followinglifesbreezes.com

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    1. Thank you and I hope you're able to visit some of these places.

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