Comanche Trail, pastel on board, 12×16″, 2018, copyrighted by Jean Krueger with all rights reserved
The late summer air in the alpine landscape is still warm, 60-65 degrees F, although the wind can gust and make it feel cooler. But when I hike I’m in a sleeveless shirt and with pantlegs rolled up, working up a head of steam. The sky is just as blue as the pastels show and the grasses are drying, dying to naples yellow and light buff. However, those evergreens will weather all seasons looking just like they do today.