lake bell photo

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playing outside // 3 days + nights in the mountains around aspen

1. golden hour in maroon bells-snowmass wilderness // 2. sunset at crater lake in maroon bells-snowmass wilderness // 3 + 8. views of snowmass peak from buckskin pass, elevation approx. 12,500 feet // 4 + 5. grizzly lake trail in collegiate peaks wilderness // 6. lincoln creek road in white river national forest // 7 + 9. riley at grizzly lake, elevation approx. 12,700 feet // 10. indian paintbrush in full bloom

i loved spending a few days backpacking, hiking, and camping with these two. the beauty out here is immense and constant. i’m so excited to keep exploring it, especially with john as my adventure buddy. and in perhaps not surprising news, riley is crushing it in colorado so far. it was a week of firsts for her: chasing marmots, swimming in an alpine lake, and hiking at altitude, which she seemed to have no trouble with.