When I hiked Scarp Ridge back on July 5, the lower meadows weren't bursting with wildflowers yet like the Crested Butte area is known for. But upon reaching the higher elevations there were plenty to see in the alpine zone.
Glacier Lilies, not surprisingly, could be found in pockets of proliferation.
Marsh Marigold, or Wild Rose? It's the leaves that are throwing me off, which I understand are really the best way to ID a wildflower.
Alpine Sunflower, that I decided to shoot both bursting out of the frame ...
Moss Campion ...
Showy Fleabane is probably my favorite.
Alpine Green Gentian. I shot it both in a cluster of four ...
Columbine. I like this flower and its surrounding buds, but I didn't expose the shot ideally. I've got to be more willing to jack up the ISO in low light.
A great hike, with both great vistas and more intimate beauty.