I took some time off in early September to visit the Rio Grande River in south-central Colorado and I'm just now getting around to posting about it, I blame pennant fever.
A Stellar's Jay visiting my campsite, I've been trying to get a pix of one of these guys for some time, they're kind of rare and elusive. AKA mountain jay, pine jay and long crested jay.
On my way back to Denver I passed through Buena Vista and stopped just north of town by the Railroad Bridge section of the Arkansas River. This is the low water time of year, during spring and summer this part of the river and many miles downstream are normally teeming with rafts and kayaks.
Also during the homeward trek, a nice view from the top of Loveland Pass, obviously above timberline.