As promised in journal entries last week, I’m posting some before-and-after photos from the family vacation at Aspen Grove. This shows, among other things, why you don’t want to get caught on the mountain in a storm, even in summer.
Here’s a shot from next to the west-facing swing in the center of camp. You’re looking at Primrose Cirque, a glacier-carved half-bowl that rises to the point of Robert’s Horn in the center, and Elk Point to the left.
That was Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday evening the cirque looked a bit different, with the light failing and rain moving in. The white spots are water on the camera lens. I shot this just before heading down to the cabin for the night.
Now here’s the Thursday morning shot, taken just a few steps to the right of Wednesday night’s photo.
Amazing, no? And gorgeous, to boot. And that morning they served biscuits and gravy for breakfast. I was in heaven, I tell you. I went to bed to the sound of thunder, awoke to lofty snowscapes, and had the perfect breakfast.