forest, fog, Wild Basin, Mount Orton, RMNP, photo

"Forest in the Clouds"

Mount Orton, Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park

I departed early on this rainy morning arriving at Sandbeach Lake only to find the fog so thick that I had to navigate by compass from this point forward. I climbed the eastern slope of Mount Orton and just as I reached tree line the wind started to blow. Almost immediately the fog began to part revealing, just below me, this beautiful and almost magical forest amongst the clouds.

Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.

Image #: 18141 Date: September 10, 2007
Camera: Canon 5D Camera Settings: Tripod
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