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July 2022  |  Ridgway, Colorado

During the first week of July, the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado have experienced a strong monsoon weather pattern, bringing many moments of extraordinary weather and light. Here are some photos taken over the course of just 5 days, all from my backyard!

Sunset light on Mount Sneffels, as seen from near Ridgway, Colorado.
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Sunset light on Mount Sneffels, as seen from near Ridgway, Colorado.

Lightning strikes near Mount Sneffels during a monsoon thunderstorm.
Sneffels Lightning

Lightning strikes near Mount Sneffels during a monsoon thunderstorm.

Pot 'o gold at the end of the rainbow in the Uncompahgre Gorge, looking up the valley towards Ouray and Mount Abrams.
Rainbow in the Uncompaghre Gorge

Pot 'o gold at the end of the rainbow in the Uncompahgre Gorge, looking up the valley towards Ouray and Mount Abrams.

Massive thundercloud over the Cimarron Range.
Thundercloud over the Cimarrons

Massive thundercloud over the Cimarron Range.

Bright sunlight on the sagebrush and dark clouds over Mount Sneffels.
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Bright sunlight on the sagebrush and dark clouds over Mount Sneffels.

Lovely sunset light on Mount Sneffels.
Sneffels Summer Light

Lovely sunset light on Mount Sneffels.

A wild sunset over the Sneffels Range - July.
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A wild sunset over the Sneffels Range - July.

4th of July fireworks over Ouray, Colorado.
Grand Finale over Ouray

4th of July fireworks over Ouray, Colorado.

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