This photo has us looking out from 11,000 feet above Gothic Colorado, due North of Gunnison and Crested Butte, due south of Aspen. An old mining ghost town is now inhabited by Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory. Gothic is a re-inhabited log cabin very tiny town, field scientists all about. Drive up the dirt road North from Mt Crested Butte to Gothic and continue. It’s usually open in summer all the way to Aspen. A bit North of Gothic a few miles, start leaving the 200-odd field biologists behind and begin to angle up along increasingly vertical and deserted trails, and find this at 11,000 feet..The rock is really that red.