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Independence Pass
As we climb higher, looking northwest you can see Highway 82 which climbs to 12,095 feet on Independence Pass (upper left) on its way to Aspen. Our hike was on September 22. The fall aspen leaves were at their peak of gold color at lower elevation and rapidly falling at the 10-11 thousand foot level seen above the highway at center.