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Friday, January 3, 2020

Valley View Hot Springs

One of Katie's friends invited Katie and I up to Valley View Hot Springs just outside of Salida, Colorado. You're not supposed to bring cameras up there but I managed to get a few shots of one of the hot springs, the mountain range around the area, and some nighttime star photography. It got down to -1°F the night that I decided to do night photography, but I think the photos were worth it.

SteamingFilledSmall CloudStarry NightSwaying TreesCabinSpiraled

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Orient Mine & Sunset

In the morning I woke up and decided to do some morning photography. I grabbed my stuff and quietly left the cabin a little after 7am. I started heading to the bat caves, which I didn't think was too far away. About an hour and a half later, 2 miles, and 700+ feet in elevation gain, I made it to the bat caves on an empty stomach in the freezing cold with no water. I wouldn't recommend doing that again without being prepared, but it was a pretty gorgeous hike and very peaceful that early in the morning in the middle of winter.

Snowy PathSmall RidgeOrient Mine CaveOver the RidgeThe ValleyAnimal TracksSunny DayBridgeFrostyBrightBoring MountainsAs the Sun SetSoaking Pond

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