At 14,259 feet high, Longs Peak is probably one of the most famous mountains in Colorado. It is the farthest north fourteener in the Rocky Mountains and can be seen from hundreds of miles away.
Named for Major Stephen Harriman Long, the first European explorer to record seeing the peak (1820), it is a central feature in Rocky Mountain National Park and indeed all of northern Colorado.
I snapped this image of this incredible mountain yesterday morning from the Moraine Park area as low clouds hung over the mountain. There was definitely (finally!) a fall-like feel with crisp, cool temperatures, the leaves on the trees changing and the sound of elk bugling.