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Kebler Pass

Kebler Pass
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Copyright: Paul Gana (PaulGana) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 3 N: 129] (595)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-23
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6, Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizer
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-05 11:13
Viewed: 3287
Points: 6
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Kebler Pass is west of Crested Butte in south central Colorado. It is home to one of the largest Aspen forests on earth. The road goes from Crested Butte to about 30 miles (or about 48 Kilometers, I think I finally got the miles to Kilometer conversion right) west to Paonia Reservoir. The summit of the Pass is about 8 miles (12.8 Kilometers) west of Crested Butte at an elevation of 10,007 feet (3060 meters). Just before the summit of the Pass is a turnoff that leads to the north to a Lake Irwin which is a highly recommended spot, great camping there too

The Aspen stand on this mountain pass is definitely one of the largest on earth, it is believed to be third largest organism on earth next to a fungus in Oregon and Pando a large Aspen grove in Utah. I am not too sure if there is one grove in Kebler Pass or several, but I do know that the third largest organism on earth is at Kebler Pass.

An interesting fact about Aspens (as many probably already know)is that they are connected together as a system at the roots, making one organism, this is called a grove. Above ground they look like individual trees but they are all one organism sharing the same roots, making them some of the largest organisms on earth.

Colorado is home to the largest Aspen forests on earth and Kebler Pass is a perfect example, other areas in Colorado that have large aspen groves are Boreas Pass near Breckenridge, and Last Dollar Road near Telluride in south west Colorado, There is also a nice grove of Aspens along Gold Camp Road in between Colorado Springs and the old mining town of Victor, which takes people along the south facing slopes of Pikes Peak. There are many other Aspen Groves in COlorado but the ones listed are some of the better ones

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-04-06 7:49]

Hi Paul,
I havenĘt been around for about 3 weeks and I missed your first postings. your galery looks beautiful.
I like the paralel of the stems with a very soft light and the little blue flowers in the foreground. Really beautiful!
Good composition also and excelent light control
Well done and TFS

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  • eel (2)
  • [2008-04-06 13:48]

realy good! the trees make a great pattern.

I really like this shot, you've captured it quite well with this composition, however it just seems like the picture would be much more effective if it was a little bigger! (it also seems like the image was over sharpened a tad bit too much) but other than that you've done a great job,


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