Daily Archives: October 15, 2015
Posted by BoulderCountyPhotographer
Nature’s fall foliage at it’s best, beautiful golden leaf aspen tree forest landscape in the colorful autumn season of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This was taken in the Independence Pass area at the end of September.
Independence Pass is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. It is at elevation tops out at 12,095 ft on the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range. The pass is midway between Aspen and Twin Lakes, on the border between Pitkin and Lake counties.
On July 4, 1879, a group from Leadville struck gold in the uppermost Roaring Fork valley below the pass. Four miles to the west, they established a settlement in the upper Roaring Fork Valley that eventually took the name Independence from the holiday on which it was established. The pass, the lake from which the Roaring Fork rises and another nearby mountain all took that name as well. The Twin Lakes and Roaring Fork Toll Company, established to build a road through to the camps in the lower Roaring Fork Valley, improved the original path over the pass sufficiently enough by 1880 that horses could be used for the trip.
This print will add a sense of golden tranquility, peace and beauty to your home or office walls.
Colorado nature autumn landscape photography fine art prints and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.
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