JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Poudre Canyon

Colorado’s Poudre Canyon, a glacier-formed valley through the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains northwest of Fort Collins, Colo., offers some spectacular viewing as photographer Jeff Olson and his wife, Joanne Plager Burke Olson, can attest. Jeff and Joanne recently took a hike through the canyon, which begins high in the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park along the Continental Divide and was carved out by the Cache la Poudre River (called the “Poudre” for short). The Poudre, Colorado’s only nationally designated “Wild & Scenic” River, was given its name by French-Canadian trappers who hid their gunpowder during a raging blizzard in the early 1800s, hence the name.

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