Early Morning Capture of Maroon Bells

[Sunrise on Maroon Bells]

Last summer, the family went on a weekend vacation to see the Maroon Bells in Aspen with a friend and her family.  I posted a video of that trip, here.  It was so breathtaking that my family went back last weekend to see the changing colors.  It was more beautiful this time with all the colors.

We drove Saturday morning and stayed at a motel in Glennwood Springs.  The girls got to swim in the mineral pool nearby.  It was Kida’s second time and Kylie’s first in the pool.  Around 6:30 am the next morning, we drove to Maroon Bells.  When we arrived at Maroon Bells, the sun was just beginning to rise.  We had to park in the overflow parking because there were just so many cars.  It was also extremely chilly.  Kida and Kylie didn’t pack warm clothes (they didn’t realize it would be so cold) so we went out for about 15 minutes to take the sunrise photos and then stayed in the car for awhile until it got warmer.

By the lake, there were a lot photographers lined up ready to capture the sun-lit tops.  When it happened, it was just awe.

We hiked up the mountain and took more photos.  I’ll be posting those tomorrow.

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