Getting to higher elevation in late spring is a problem in Colorado, not so much because of snow, but because of the streams with hip deep and ice cold water that one has to cross.
After a while one resigns into not reaching that peak or lake, and finds consolation in the contemplation of the trees on the other side of the stream.
Green is a difficult color. When I make 2-colored surface images, I usually have a hard time picking a second color that complements any sort of green nicely. On the other hand, I find the natural shades of green in these landscapes positively overwhelming. My theory is that green goes well only with more green, or shades of gray.
These images are from an attempt to reach the Flat Tops Wilderness. There will be another time.