High Shadow

One of the cool effects that you can only witness while standing on the top of the high mountain during sunrise or sunset… watching the shadow of the mountain. The higher the mountain, the better visual you get.

This is sunset at the 3rd highest mountain in Colorado – Mt Harvard.

Sunset at Mt Harvard

Sunset time at one of the highest places in Colorado. Mt Harvard is the 3rd highest, barely 3 foot lower than Massive and 14 lower than Elbert.

Looking south into the Horn Fork Basin in the foreground and in the background you can see Mt Yale in the center and to the left is Mt Princeton.

The coyote pictures you saw in my previous post were taken at the level of the lake (Bear Lake) below.

Coyote Pretty

Saw this guy on my way to the Mt Harvard. Somewhere around 12500 elevation at the Horn Fork Basin. Never seen coyotes at this elevation before. Definitely one of the highlights of this ascend.

On my way down after sunset, in complete darkness, I heard a few of them talking to each other above me, when I was at around 12000… They were probably talking about my fashion style… or maybe plans to catch some dinner.

Night Sky at 12000 Elevation

Crossing Horn Fork Creek in pitch dark night on the new moon a few days ago. I went up to Mt Harvard (14,421 elevation) for sunset and then had to descent in the complete darkness for good 3.5 hours all the way down to the trailhead. As I was crossing this creek I thought that it might be a cool picture with running water and that beautiful sky. It turned out nicely, what do you think?

Btw, the mountain in the background I believe is Mt Yale.

30 seconds at ISO640 with about 1 or 2 seconds of my headlight to light up the foreground.

Mt Harvard

Hello beautiful people. Here is another sunrise on top of the continental USA. This is view of Mt Harvard 14,420’ as was seen from Mt Belford 14,197’. September 2021.

I have yet to visit Mt Harvard, it is in the plans for this summer! I wonder if Mt Belford and Oxford (not visible here) will have any visual presence from Mt Harvard.