Took advantage of cheap weekend AA fares to DEN in October 09. Theme of the trip: Mountain Passes. Hit 8 passes over 10,000ft with the little rental Toyota Yaris.
Before flying back, I visited the Colorado State Capital in downtown Denver.
Also my first trip with the new 7D. Received it right after the trip to Yellowstone.
Shot with 35L, 85/1.8 (some with Kenko 1.4x) and Tokina 11-16.
My AA MD-82 over Lake Mead on the CA/NV border.
Courtyard by Marriott at DEN.
Looking out my balcony. Freezing fog in the morning.
Driving up Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs.
Lots of snow in lower elevation. Clear above Crowe Gulch (Mile 3, 8,562ft).
First view of top of summit (14,110ft) from Crystal Reservoir (Mile 6, 9,230ft).
Because of high wind at summit, this is as far as I could go (Mile 13).
Will have to come back again to drive to the summit.
Look who's here? Turned out a park ranger has been feeding it fruits.
In front of my rental Yaris.
Coming down from Glen Cove (11,440ft).
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