Colorado Exploration: Sawatch Mountain Range - Mt. Antero II

A beryl (aquamarine) hunter hikes the southern flank of Mt. Antero in search of the precious blue-green stone. The steep mountainsides of Antero are famous among rock hounds for the crystallized specimens—some claim a small fortune can be found. This shot was my favorites from the CO trip: A snow storm was moving in from the west; bringing with it frigid winds, snow flurries and fast moving clouds. The rapid change in lighting provided a spectacular contrast between the surrounding peaks and valleys. Salida, Mt. Blanca and the Sangre De Cristo Range are visible in the background.- Elevation: 13,767