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Moonset at Lake Nokoni

"Veiled Glory" by Erik Stensland, showing Lake Nokoni and Ptarmigan Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park. Shot about an hour before sunrise on June 25, 2013.

“Veiled Glory” by Erik Stensland, showing Lake Nokoni and Ptarmigan Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park. Shot about an hour before sunrise on June 25, 2013. © Erik Stensland. Reprinted by permission.

 

This is “Veiled Glory,” another stunning photograph from Erik Stensland, Estes Park, Colo. I love the gleam of moonlight on the lake despite the clouds. Lake Nokoni and Ptarmigan Mountain are in the western part of Rocky Mountain National Park, in an area I’ve never visited.

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    • It’s all about being in the right place at the right time … with the right equipment (40 lbs. of it, I was told) and the skill to use it. Not to mention tramping all over the mountains in the middle of the night or the middle of winter. I appreciate these photos so much more when I think about what it took to get them.

      Worth mentioning: The hike to Lake Nokoni is 18.6 miles round trip.

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