Yellow Lupines blooming on the climb from Greenhorn to the Imperial Saddle.
Looking onto the new winding single-track climbing out of Greenhorn Gulch to the Imperial saddle.
The second wave of flowers are coming out after the Arrowleaf Balsamroot has past. Sulphurflower Buckwheat, Scarlet Gila, Purple Lupine to name a few.
Flower transition. A wilted Arrowleaf Balsamroot gives way to lush yellow Lupine.
The high peaks of the Pioneers from high on the Imperial Ridgeline.
Heart-Leafed Arnica is carpeting the understory of the shaded forest right now.
I wish I had a rider to put into this photo...
Where to go? Dropping into Deer Creek was not a great option for me tonight.
The penstemen is starting to bloom along the top of Greenhorn Gulch.
Dropping into Mahoney enters the fire scars from the 2007 Castle Rock burn.
Lush greenery against a backdrop of white, black, and blue. Most of those plants are Streambank Globemallow and will be blooming within the next few weeks!
No saturation necessary. There are some stunning patches of Yellow Lupine in the burn.
Deep in Mahoney Creek on the descent towards dinner.