Lori and I recently conducted a guiding trip to Mount Evans for
Joyce Edson, a friend and client who lives in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Over the
years, I have experienced many successful trips to the mountain. However, in
all the times I’ve been there, none has ever come close to the photo
opportunities we experienced during our trip with Joyce.
You ask, what was so good about this particular trip? Well,
here goes . . .
We arrived at the summit
parking lot shortly after 7:00 a.m. Mountain goats were everywhere. Some of the
adults were comfortably lying in one of the few remaining un-melted snow banks,
as their kids scampered about and played among them. Several were eating
minerals from the soil near the toilets, while a couple of the more adventurous
goats investigated the nooks and crannies in the burned out shell of Crest
House. However, the best part was the almost continuous foray of goats among
the rocks and boulders adjacent to Crest House that overlooked the area. These provided
blue-sky backgrounds as we photographed the goats, seemingly posing just for
us, throughout the entire morning – a total of almost five hours.
The ability to photograph mountain goats against a blue sky
is something that does occur on Mount Evans. However, never in numerous trips
over several decades of photographing the goats on the mountain have I ever
experienced the number of really great photo opportunities as I encountered
during this trip.
Truly, another wonderfl gift from nature.
While you're here. I invite you to check out my website for more of my images.