Columbine, Middle Blue Lake
Mount Sneffels Wilderness, Colorado, 2014
The Blue Lakes Trail takes one past three spectacular alpine lakes high in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness near Ridgway, Colorado. In mid-August 2014, the wildflowers were the best I've ever seen anywhere. This was the last photo I made on a stormy late-morning/early-afternoon before the dark skies unleashed hail, hard rain, and lightning too close for comfort. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.