This last picture was taken on Monarch Pass. I've been trained to be totally paranoid of mountain passes by all the time we go over Hoosier Pass which has hairpin turns and often is covered with snow and ice. We had to go over 3 passes on our vacation; La Veta, Wolf Creek, and Monarch Pass, and each one I anticipated with dread because of Hoosier Pass. All of them were pretty tame compared to Hoosier though. When we travelled over Monarch Pass I was just hoping we'd get over before dark -- you can see the sun is setting on the mountains.