Golden Gate Canyon

Today I drove a big loop up Coal Creek Canyon to Gap Road to Mountain Base Road and back down via U.S. 6 through Black Hawk. Yes, too much driving! But GGCSP was a great location as usual and one I have had on my list to revisit since I was there last winter. Unfortunately everything west of the canyon was cloudy. I was hoping to find a series of shadows cast on rocks but instead painted a couple vistas from Mountain Gap Road from the driver seat (it was 40 degrees). They both turned out OK, so I went home not upset.