I had quite an adventure finding and photographing these amazing curved aspen trees near Ophir, Colorado, just up the road from Telluride.
I saw a picture of them online saying they were near Ophir, then searched and found a few more pictures but none of them mentioned a specific location. I spent half an hour hiking round aspen groves north of town at lunchtime based on one vague clue, then found a different clue and looking around Ophir pass that evening. This is a 4 wheel drive road that is tricky in parts. My car on that trip was a rented compact SUV which wasn't 4 wheel drive, so the road was on the borderline of what it could manage. I missed the trees on the way up the pass, then got to a small river crossing where my car got stuck but I was able to back out, and found them as I hunted around on the way down.
It seems as though it's a bit of a mystery why they are like this, I am still investigating! Theories include shifts in the ground as they are growing, being bent over by an avalanche, or being weighed down by snow.
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