In 1965 eight climbers died on the two peaks that make up the Maroon Bells in five separate accidents. Since then the Forest Service has referred to the Maroon Bells (both peaks are above 14,000 feet/4,267 meters) as the Deadly Bells. Despite the macabre nickname, the Maroon Bells, near Aspen, are among the most photographed destinations in Colorado.
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Goodness, that is a staggeringly good photograph.
Great shot! Damn, but I do love me some reflection photography. I need to get out to Colorado one of these days. Just saw that you’ve got a Mt. McKinley pic in the Related Posts section above, so I’m gonna go check that one out.
Thanks Bret, I like the reflection shots as well, as you’ll see if you check out that McKinley pic.
The Maroon Bells area is one of my all time favourite spots to hike in. It is staggeringly beautiful especially in the fall when the aspens change colour.