A late June hike up Butler Gulch near Berthoud Pass in Colorado revealed persisting spring conditions with more snow than I had anticipated. Although not apparent in the photos, a great deal of this hike was on a few feet of warm but stubborn snow. Fortunately, I grabbed my gaiters on my out of the garage, so I had some nice protection and was able to slog through it all the way up into the basin at 11,500 feet. I captured some nice images, although the clarity in depth of field still leaves much to be desired (far objects not clear enough) . One day I will figure out this issue! The quality of light and the clouds all around were absolutely amazing.