One of our early trips as a family – when I was just discovering the art and challenges of landscape photography – was to Colorado. Yes, Colorado is a theme here. But trekking up the mountains to ice lake, and the images I found despite being woefully under geared and inexperiences, should help anyone understand why. Several times we tried to return, but over the last few years the trail has had to close due to the destruction of bad hikers. Last I checked, it did open up again, and hopefully we can add to this collection soon!