The morning started off cold in the Rocky Mountains on Long Draw Road at our campsite in August of 2018. I was with a good friend having coffee in her camper when we decided to head west towards Walden, Colorado. I was on an assignment to capture images of the Springcreek Firefighters working near Kremmling but wasn’t scheduled to arrive at Fire-camp until later that afternoon.
We headed west up the mountains and over Cameron Pass. On our way down the other side onto the Western slope, the sun began to break over the clouds to the east lighting the east side of the Crags. We continued about a mile further as the clouds continued to randomly obscure the mountains in the distance. Then, as though the heavens opened up, the clouds broke lighting Mount Richthofen (left) and Static Peak (right) in the distance.
Static Peak is a mountain peak in the Colorado State Forest State Park in the Never Summer Mountain Range. It is located in a chain of peaks and lies between Nokhu Crags to the north and Mount Richthofen to the south.