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A first time visit on this trail was pleasantly rewarded with the amazing beauty of lupine in full bloom near Crested Butte, CO. I had the whole place to myself this July afternoon which was shocking since it was so accessible. Glad there wasn't anyone walking through this scene causing a catastrophic pause as the sunset light dimmed. That is the challenge at times. It isn't just a matter of being in the right place at the right time...it also means occasionally shooting in between waves of hikers and other photographers seeking the same seasonal landscape beauty.