Sunset Atop Mount Sneffels

August 2010  |  San Juan Mountains, Colorado

After climbing the southwest ridge route of Mt. Sneffels on an afternoon when the clouds weren't too threatening, we stayed up on the summit to watch and photograph the sunset.  We then descended the normal route in the dark with headlamps and walked back to my truck where cold beers awaited.  What a sublime evening!

A distant summer shower over the Uncompahgre Wilderness, as seen from the summit of Mt. Sneffels (note the summit shadow in the...

Monsoon from Afar

A distant summer shower over the Uncompahgre Wilderness, as seen from the summit of Mt. Sneffels (note the summit shadow in the foreground).  Teakettle Mountains is at the front left; Potosi Peak at the front right side. 

Alpenglow on the south face of Teakettle, as seen from the summit of Mt. Sneffels - August.

Teakettle Alpenglow

Alpenglow on the south face of Teakettle, as seen from the summit of Mt. Sneffels - August.

Panoramic view of sunset alpenglow lighting the San Juan Mountains, as seen from the 14,150ft. summit of Mt. Sneffels.  ...

Sneffels Summit Sunset Panorama

Panoramic view of sunset alpenglow lighting the San Juan Mountains, as seen from the 14,150ft. summit of Mt. Sneffels.  Notice the shadow of Sneffels at the distant center horizon.  Yankee Boy Basin is to the lower right; Blaine Basin to the lower left.

Dusk glow illuminates the Sneffels Range, as seen from the summit of Mt. Sneffels. 

Dusk on Sneffels Summit

Dusk glow illuminates the Sneffels Range, as seen from the summit of Mt. Sneffels.