Trees around Telluride - just photos

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#1)  Trees around Telluride - just photos

Postby Matt Markworth » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:32 pm

NTS,

I spent some time in and around Telluride last August and just wanted to share some photos, not that photos can do the trees/scenery/town any justice. Great, great spot nestled in the San Juan Mountains (thanks to Bob Leverett for introducing me to them!).

I got dropped off in town and got picked up 16 days later. It was liberating to be on foot for that long without a car, and I found some good spots in the surrounding national forest for backpacking/camping.

The year before I had a car and got to some lower elevations where there are some nice blue spruce. Those measurements can be found here: http://ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7844


Douglas-fir doing its best bristlecone pine impression:

               
                       
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Douglas-fir lightning strike scar:

               
                       
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Nice Engelmann spruce at 11,790':

               
                       
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Nice Engelmann spruce grove a little farther down:

               
                       
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Engelmann spruce roots:

               
                       
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Aspen helping to bring down an old miners cabin:

               
                       
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Aspen pretty high above the canyon:

               
                       
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Cool subalpine fir bark, this pattern is more broken than is typical for the area:

               
                       
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The view of Telluride from 13,230', the town is middle left in the photo, Ajax Peak is one of the iconic peaks seen from town and it's middle right in the photo:

               
                       
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Looking down Colorado Ave. before sundown:

               
                       
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Matt

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#2)  Re: Trees around Telluride - just photos

Postby dbhguru » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:17 pm

Matt,

  We are in your debt over these excellent photos. They bring back so many delightful memories. I look forward to returning to southwestern Colorado.

Bob
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