Paradise Basin Sunrise
Crested Butte, Colorado
Paradise Basin is located about 12 miles from Crested Butte. I left the hotel about 5:30 am to catch the calm conditions and early light. I noticed that I only had just under 1/4 of a tank of gas as I passed that last gas station leaving town. I thought that would be plenty for a 24 mile round trip. About three quarters of the way up to the basin on a winding 4WD road, the gas gauge was now on empty and I and was forced to turn around and head back to town to fill up, delaying me about 20-30 minutes. When I finally made it up the basin, I immediately shot this image. If it wasn’t for the gas detour, I might have been too early and may have missed taking this shot. Photo © copyright by Mike Barton.
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