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We just crossed the Continental Divide from Cottonwood Pass. The sun was setting fast, as we were trying to look for a camp site to stay for the night. By end of September, most campgrounds are already closed. Luckily there were some that was still open.

The Western sky was clear with no single cloud while the Eastern side of the continent was cover with heavy clouds with patches of rain touching down. The last ray of the sun illuminated so beautifully, I couldn’t help but made yet another stop from all the countless stops, to capture this drama in the Eastern side of the mountain range. I like the effect of the clouds like someone was dumping a bag of flour up in the sky.

Cottonwood Pass (elevation 12,126 feet (3,696 m)) is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of south-central Colorado, United States. It is located near the border of Gunnison and Chaffee counties in Colorado and is in the Sawatch Range. The area surrounding the pass is mostly forest, with the San Isabel National Forest to the east and the Gunnison National Forest to the west.

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