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This is a panorama that I stitched together from the summit of Mount Massive, where my trail crew and I worked from late August to mid-September. Most of the work took place at slightly lower altitudes (between 13,500 and 14,200 feet).

From this vantage point at 14,421 feet (4,396 m) it really does seem that you are staring at an endless sea of mountains. All of these belong to the Sawatch Range, which contains the two highest peaks in the Rockies.

A storm was building at the time I shot this photo, but we were able to safely hike down to below the treeline before it hit. I cropped out most of the stormy sky in order to give more emphasis to the peaks, and also to give the stitched panorama (created from six vertical shots) more uniformity, as the lighting in the sky changes with such a wide field of view.

This photo is the final image I have selected from my time in Colorado. I hope that you have enjoyed them!

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