Nokhu Crags is a rock formation and mountain summit in the Never Summer Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The name is derived from the Arapaho language, Neaha-no-xhu, meaning “Eagles Nest.”
The morning started off cold in the Rocky Mountains near Cameron Pass 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.
We headed west up the mountains and over Cameron Pass. On our way down the other side 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 Static Peak in the distance and the jagged peaks of the Crags.