Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hoosier Pass

We have a number of fairly high mountain passes in our region that the main roads have to cross. The road over Hoosier Pass, on the way to Breckenridge from Colorado Springs, tops out at 11,539 feet above sea level (that's 3,517 m, or over 3 km above sea level). The last time I drove over it there was some snow coming down, so I couldn't get photos of the surrounding peaks, but here are a couple of gray shots at the top of the pass.
The photos aren't spectacular, but they may be of interest because I suspect that most of my readers don't often drive more than 3.5 km above sea level. (Our house is more than 2 km above sea level.) Visit My World Tuesday to get your breath back after breathing our thin air!

21 comments:

  1. It is breathtaking indeed --in more ways than one! Terrific captures as always, Al! And I always enjoy having a look at your world and they're never disappointing! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Ciao Al, contrary to what you think, for me these photos are spectacular, I like the atmosphere they offer!
    Have a good week!

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  3. Beautiful!
    Take care!

    http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-worldwalk-about-in-lund.html

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  4. What gorgeous shots. Must be lovely to live high up among the peaks and birds and passes...

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  5. I've traveled over some of those passes and they are indeed high!

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  6. Grande immagine piena di neve !!!
    Buona serata :)
    Myriam

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  7. very interesting tidbit. i don't think i've ever traveled that high by automobile before.

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  8. i really like that second picture. it reflects the mood we're seeing here. i just wish we could get more of this white stuff, :)

    hope all is well.

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  9. I wonder if this road stays open all winter at that elevation.

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  10. Thank you for sharing a bit of your world at that awesome height. I have a few photographs to share, some from over 4,500 m over main sea level (Gun Hill, Mussoorie). Have a wonderful day.

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  11. Thanks for sharing these. These days I am not allowed above 2,000m above sea level so I could not have seen these for myself. I love mountains and our house is on the ridge of the highest mountain above Adelaide.

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  12. Cada imagen me parece mas hermosa cada vez, por pienso que esta es belle,a pero cuando publicas otra creo que lo es aún mas, todas únicas.
    besos al

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  13. love the snowy landscape but that looks freezing cold for me. thanks for sharing your world.

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  14. brrrr...it looks so cold and yet, breathtaking. very nice captures!

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  15. Beautiful and white landscapes where light is delicate and exquisite.

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  16. Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    Link to My Word Tuesday post!

    Seen on My World Tuesday

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  17. Our Pike River became famous in a bad way. 29 miners died.

    We also have points like this where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet.

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  18. I'd probably be dizzy from the lack of air...or maybe just the stunning winter scene! I love seeing snow :-)

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  19. I'd be kind of interested in why it's called Hoosier Pass as the (odd) word Hoosier relates to the state of Indiana (where I grew up).

    I would love to live in a place like this, well above sea level.

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  20. You took great photos, Al!
    I would love so much to know your place!

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