If you have been to or live in Colorado, you have undoubtedly seen the extraordinary mountain that is Longs Peak. There is arguably no more recognizable, photogenic mountain in the entire Centennial State.
One of 53 “14’ers” in the state, this 14,259 foot tall peak is imposing and beautiful. It bears the name of Major Stephen Harriman Long, leader of an 1820 government sponsored expedition who noted the mountain from the plains but never climbed it. The survey party of John Wesley Powell was the first to record summiting Longs Peak in 1868.
This image was taken earlier this month on a cold morning when the mountain’s top was intermittently shrouded in clouds.