Postcard: Monarch Crest colors

Photo by Devon O'Neil
Photo by Devon O’Neil

Nature is wild. Maybe that’s stating the obvious, but sometimes you have to say it anyway. It’s frickin’ crazy what colors appear as the seasons change. When we came upon this scene early on the world-renowned Monarch Crest trail outside Poncha Springs, Colorado, I stopped in my track and admired the tundra like an alien. It was hard to convince myself to stop staring and start moving again, but eventually we proceeded, down the glowing mountain.