Goose Creek lies on the left of the image, nestled in the forested valley covered by a snow blanket. Sitting 10,600 ft. / 3,230 m high up, this is a formidable and difficult area to reach on the San Juan Mountains in the Weminuche Wilderness of the Rio Grande National Forest. Not to be mistaken for the Goose Creek in the Lost Creek Wilderness this is adjacent to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (to the left of this image) and just south over the ridge (on the right) from Beautiful Mountain.
At the end of the valley you can see South River Peak (13,148 ft / 4,008 m) and to the right over the ridge line are Goose Lake and Little Goose Lake. This area is a long ways off the beaten path, and there’s really no easy way to get to it. On the right side of this photo you can see Fisher Mountain and the edge of Antelope Park. This is Colorado Wilderness!
Zedekiah: “I captured this image while flying east bound over Table Mountain at an altitude of 14,500 ft / 4,419 m as I traversed the rugged snowcapped Colorado Rocky Mountains in mid-February following during a winter storm. Shooting out of the open cockpit window it is about -20° f / -28.8 c at this altitude, it was cold!”