This photo was taken during the archery elk season in the Gore Range of Colorado last month about Colorado Elk Season. I feel that it’s a testament to hard work and determination paying off big. Everyday for 3 weeks starting the last weekend of August, myself and my hunting friends had been getting up hours before sunrise and trekking deep into the backcountry in search of the elusive elk that roam our hills.
Seeing the sun rise every morning, and later seeing it set, usually from some high perch, each day brought an amazing sense of the beauty of where we live. During the week before I took this picture, each morning had presented an inversion (low hanging clouds with the high peaks sticking out above) that we would climb up through, only to see the sun poke out in the eastern sky and light up the clouds down below.
It’s easy to tell that you’re in an amazing place when each morning presents views like these, and this fall was unique in that we had so many inversions occurring due to all of the moisture we received (it rained or snowed almost every day during elk season…). Although I once again will be eating “tag soup” instead of a tasty elk, the memories of this season, unfortunately cut short by another shoulder injury, will stick around with me for the rest of my life. It’s amazing what seeing every sunrise and sunset for weeks can do for you!