Mt Sopris, a gentle sloping twin peak mountain, barely misses out being a Thirteener and in a state full of Fourteeners, that sounds pretty underwhelming on paper. But this mountain redeems some of the specs it lost on paper when fall comes around and becomes the star attraction of the Elk Mountains. There is a classic viewpoint of the mountain atop a hill nearby and while we were coming back we noticed this beautiful scene just by the roadside. From here we had a better view of the morning sun illuminating the sides of the mountain.
Camped out in Carbondale the other night, a stone's throw from this viewpoint of the magnificent Mount Sopris, a 12,965ft behemoth that arises...flickr.com