Colorado Springs, CO
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Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado is the primary home for a rare and brilliantly-colored fish, the Greenback Cutthroat Trout. One of the best spots to find these beauties is in Lawn Lake, a spectacular spot about six miles up from the Roaring River trailhead in the Mummy Range. Hiking down one day from Crystal Lake, which is another mile up the trail, I encountered these fishermen packing up their gear. At an elevation of nearly 11,000 feet above sea level, the diffuse sunlight did little to warm the cold mountain air.
December 19th, 2010
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