Mare's Tail - Chasm Lake - Longs Peak

Mare's Tail - Chasm Lake - Longs Peak

Artist: Jeff Long


Lashed by the wind, this burst of cirrus clouds over Longs Peak resembles the tail of a galloping horse. An old sailor's proverb warns, “Mares’ tails and mackerel scales make lofty ships to carry low sails.” What's true on the high seas is equally true in the high mountains. Sure enough, a storm hit me one hour later.

Collections: Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park, National Parks of the United States

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