'Colorado's Uncompahgre Peak', by Lynn Cyrus / Cascade Colors. Uncompahgre Peak is a 14er (fourteener) near Lake City, in the San Juans range of the Rocky Mountains in southwest Colorado. The summit of this mountain is highly unusual in shape and formation, jutting up distinctly, rather like a tabletop mesa, from the high altitude alpine meadows immediately below. This peak is within a few miles of Wetterhorn Peak, a different 14er. 14ers are popular hiking destinations for more serious outdoor enthusiasts and hikers, and they are mountains of an elevation of 14,000 feet or more above sea level. This landscape photograph was taken in mid July, towards the start of the short alpine growing season, mere weeks after snow melt. Much of the meadow is filled with grasses and other vegetation, and wildflowers, such as the yellow Alpine Avens seen here, are starting to bloom.
December 17th, 2014
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