This summer over the Fourth of July, I was able to get my nature on and go camping in Colorado with my brother-in-law. Luckily, he's an experienced camper because I was clueless. Imagine Russell in "Up" - "Do you dig the hole before, or after??". That was me.
We stayed on the grounds at Piney Lake, ~10 miles outside of Vail. Overall, it was an awesome experience. The sunrises and sunsets were pretty incredible. It's almost impossible to capture the beauty, especially if you're inexperienced with landscape photography like I am. When you live in Chicago, you don't get much practice. Thinking a national parks roadtrip will need to happen sometime soon.
Below are a bunch of shots from the few days in the mountains, thanks for checking them out.