wilderness, mountains, and entertainment in the rocky mountain valhalla of Aspen, CO

Posts Tagged ‘Mt. Sopris’

Stormy Sopris Glow

Mt. Sopris at sunset during/after a late spring storm

Mt. Sopris at sunset during/after a late spring storm


A late spring storm created a reflective glow on Mt. Sopris at sunset. This photo was taken from Aspen, not far from my place, on the path I take when walking into town, on the hill above the Aspen Art Museum.

Taken 4/24/2008.


Empty Chair

An empty chair at Tiehack on Buttermilk ski area

An empty chair at Tiehack on Buttermilk ski area

Since the snow fell today, I’m thinking of ski season again! This photo is from one of my last ski days… taken when I skinned up Tiehack at Buttermilk, then skied down, one evening after the ski season ended. It was great, I had the mountain to myself, and had some great views of Pyramid Peak as I was coming up the ridge. In this photo, you can see Mt. Sopris below and left of the chair.

Taken 5/3/2008.


Early Snow On Sopris

Early snow on Mount Sopris

Early snow on Mount Sopris

I stopped at the scenic overlook on the way back up to Aspen after a recent downvalley trip (to engrave and ship the AHPI Trophy for the 10th annual event this past weekend!), to admire the view of Mount Sopris (12,965 ft) in Carbondale, CO.

It really is an impressive mountain; it dominates the landscape, rising 6,250 ft above the valley to the west in only 2.5 mi. A vertical rise of over 6,000 feet in under 3 miles is rare and impressive anywhere in the contiguous United States. And, on this particular day, the clouds and lighting on the peak made for an inspiring view.

Taken 10/10/2008.


Sunset Over Sopris

Sunset Over Sopris

Sunset Over Sopris

The sun sets over Mount Sopris (12,965 ft) in Carbondale, CO as seen from upper Hunter Creek Rd on Red Mountain in Aspen. Taken 9/23/2008.