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Two mountain bike riders on Moffat Road in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I can only imagine someone gave them a lift into the mountains in their 4 wheel drive!!

This photo is taken is near the top of the great divide, looking south towards Rollins Pass. This place is approximately 11,000 feet above sea level, so the air is quite thin. The lake in the picture is Yankee Doodle Lake (10,711 feet).

I have taken this literally standing on the "timberline". Behind me no trees will grow because of the altitude. Below, in front of me, there is obviously a lot of forestation. A special place!

I've put Boulder as the city nearest this place - it's actually about 2.5 hours away along extremely winding and rough roads!

Despite the remoteness, there were quite a few people up there. Everyone had stopped because a little further along the road was totally blocked by a huge snow drift (the view in this photo is of the sunny, southern side of a line of mountain ridges).

An interesting observation on Americans - the higher up in altitude you go, the friendlier they seem to get. Everyone was positively "chummy" up here!

Although this was taken in the middle of summer, and the weather was beautiful and sunny, only 10 minutes before I took this photo their was quite a strong hail storm! Must be the odd effects of the altitude.

Unlike most of my photos posted so far, although I took this on Print film I had it developed by a lab in Denver who used Kodak's Photo Imaging system and scanned the image to CD for me. Excellent results with huge file size.

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