14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Frozen Alpine

Many of the 14,000 ft peaks in Colorado (14ers) are inundated with crowds during the summer and fall. Tackling any of them in winter, even some of the 'easier' ones, presents a major challenge--the reward: extreme views and deep, cold solitude.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Mitch Warnick