It was a very long 16 hour drive from San Diego to Aspen. I left 80 degree weather and woke up to a beautiful snow covered landscape and a chilly 20 degrees. I was driving along the raging Colorado River on my way up the mountain when I saw this scene and couldn't pass it by. The Aspens are in their prime with their leaves changing from emerald green to a bright yellow. The glow of the backlit leaves exploded with the light in the warm rays of the setting sun.