Red Mountain # 1

Red Mountain #1 seen from the north side of Red Mountain Pass 9/21/08.

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Luiso

Luiso - Sep 23, 2008 2:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Really red!

Amazing mountain and a beautiful contrast with green.
But well... after all, in spanish, colorado = red (curious!).
Why is the color? Ferrous mineral?

John Kirk

John Kirk - Sep 23, 2008 5:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Really red!

There is indeed high iron (ferrous) content, and it also is rich in other minerals. Much of the area near Red Mountain Pass was heavily mined and many mines are preserved.

butitsadryheat

butitsadryheat - Sep 24, 2008 1:07 am - Voted 10/10

Simply

Beautiful. Amazing color.

John Kirk

John Kirk - Sep 28, 2008 1:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Simply

Thanks! This is probably even more colorful right now with the aspen in prime.

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