As planned, we were out the door by 7 AM and on our way up to the pass. The low morning light gave a really nice look to the aspen forests we saw on Friday. We actually stopped in the very same places we stopped at before, but the different light gave a different feel.
I spent more time looking into the groves and focusing on the trunks alone. Lots of different looks to evaluate and explore. It’s really hard to believe that a particular landscape can look so different on different days, but it is true. I could probably drive this same road everyday for 2 weeks and come up with unique images. It’s challenging and frustrating – but always fun.
We stopped for lunch at the same beaver ponds we left off at on Friday. Our scheme to get out early worked out perfectly. There was very little traffic early and not until we got in 14 miles down the road did we really start seeing lots more cars.