Some side roads lead to unexpectedly beautiful places. Teri, Gavin, and I first found this one on a foggy morning off of Highway 34 in rural Grand County, Colorado, near Granby Lake. A few days later, I explored it again when I headed out by myself while the girls slept in. I wanted to see it at first light. It was another partially foggy morning, which is common at that altitude. But the veil began to lift from the valleys and canyons shortly before sunrise, while it still hung nicely in the mountain ridges. I was struck by how nicely the first rays of sunlight scraped over the road and valley to my east while the fog still fought to obscure the mountains beyond.