BLANCA MASSIF AREA, Colorado -- On another day I set out two sample some forest stands at the head of the valley, near where the Huerfano River begins as streams draining glacial lakes, such as Lily Lake, above treeline near Blanca Peak. The Iron Nipple is in the bare peak in the center of the image. The Huerfano River runs through the Engelmann spruce at left. Note the huge glacial gouge through the mountain at the far right.
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