Elder Jared Stark

Serving in the Spain Málaga Mission

Month: June 2015 (page 1 of 2)

Mountain Goat Morning

Rays of light shining through the clouds as seen from the Pikes Peak Highway

Mountain Goats (?) looking for food just outside of the Pikes Peak Summit House early in the morning before the summit fills with visitors from the Pikes Peak Highway and the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway.

 

The View From Above the Clouds

I did a couple versions of this photo where the black and white feel is slightly different, and I couldn’t decide which one I liked the most, so here’s my three favorite versions, in no particular order.

Sunrise at the Tollgate

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Typically I don’t park my car at the Pikes Peak Highway tollgate, but this day was an exception, and I’m glad it was, with the sun rising over a thin layer of clouds hiding below the mountains.

Summer Solstice Sunset

Summer Solstice Sunset

The top photo was taken by myself on June 21, 2014 and the bottom photo was taken by the Cog Railway’s webcam on June 21, 2015. The triangular shadow of the mountain can be seen in the exact same way in both photos.

Sunset Panoramic Part III

I wonder what this sunset looked like in Colorado Springs or one of the other cities below. Probably nowhere as beautiful as it was up at the summit.

Sunset Panoramic Part II

This was one of those evenings where I had to keep running outside every 15 minutes to take a new picture. This one is looking to the west, with a giant snow pile still left in the center of the summit parking lot.

The best views on top of Pikes Peak always, without question, come after the highway closes and the last train heads down.

Sunset Panoramic

This sunset picture isn’t even facing the sun. I love the colors in the sky, looking southeast off of the summit.

Coming Down on the Cog

Due to an incoming storm threatening the safety of the Pikes Peak Highway, several summit workers, including myself (obviously), had to go down on the last train since the “heavy duty” van wouldn’t have had enough seats in it.

The sun beginning to set, with snow still on the ground in mid-June.

Clear Panoramic

First clear enough day to get a panoramic of Colorado Springs from the Pikes Peak Summit.

First clear enough day to get a panoramic of Colorado Springs from the Pikes Peak Summit.

Signs of Summer

A thunderstorm rolling past the summit of the mountain to the north.

Another shot of the storm rolling by with the Cog Railway entrance to the Summit House visible.

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