Arm of Red Mountain #1

Looking down the eastern arm of Red Mountain #1 from the summit.
20 July 08

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 22, 2008 11:56 am - Voted 10/10

Nice photograph ...

They don't call it red for nothing! How many
Red Mountains are there ??

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 22, 2008 5:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice photograph ...

Larry,

There are...I dunno, 3 or 4 Red Mtns right in this immediate vicinity...they form a sort of Red Mtn. massiff. As for all of Colorado...there are more Red Mountains than one could shake a stick at. It's sort of the "Sugarload Mtn syndrome".

Sarah

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 22, 2008 5:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice photograph ...

~LOL~

That's hilarious!!! :)))

tleaf

tleaf - Jul 22, 2008 7:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Great photo!

I love the curves in the ridgeline! Where is this at?

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 22, 2008 8:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great photo!

Thanks, tleaf. Red Mountain #1 is in the San Juans of southwestern Colorado. Here is more information about the mountain on SP:

http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/151727/red-mountain-1.html

gliderman

gliderman - Jan 18, 2010 9:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Red Mountain #1

There are 3 Red Mountains, with #1 being the northernmost, just north of Corkscrew Pass 4WD road. #2,#3 are just south, then Mcmillan Peak, Ohio Peak, and Anvil Mountain... all NW of Silverton, and all RED thanks to the massive weathering of huge pyrite bodies into iron oxides. So many folks think photos of the Red Mountains are falsly colored somehow. Boy, are they missing out on seeing the real thing, eh! Yours is really a nice photo from the crest.. and accurate color.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jan 19, 2010 10:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Red Mountain #1

Thanks, gliderman. I love the San Juans - living on the Front Range, though, I just can't seem to get to the San Juans often enough. A visit there is a very special treat!

Sarah

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