Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snowshoeing near Lake City, Colorado

                          Season's Greetings from One Day in America!
          Snowshoeing is one of my favorite outdoor activities and the mountains of southwestern Colorado provide a perfect venue for this winter sport.
          The photos below tell the story of two recent treks in the San Juan Mountains.

Our dog, Annie, leads the way on a trail through the
snowy spruce forest.

Reaching the rim.

Annie and I pose on a rocky outcrop with a killer view.
Annie doesn't appreciate the view but she loves
playing in the snow.


Zoomed view from the above photo.  Two of Colorado's 14,000 ft.
peaks dominate the skyline:  Uncompahgre (14308') on the right and
Wetterhorn (14016') to the left.

For more information on winter fun in and around Lake City, Colorado visit this website: http://www.lakecity.com/index.php/things-to-do/winter-in-lake-city


Another day of winter adventure dawns in the Colorado mountains.



3 comments:

  1. Hi Rita,

    Well, first of all, it's great to read that you are out and about on snowshoes. Sounds like you have recovered from your injury of a few months ago.

    Also, want to say that I'm extremely impressed with that beautiful zoomed view of Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre! After doing a bit of research, I was amazed to discover that for most strong hikers, it's possible to combine a climb of those two peaks as a day hike during cooperative summer weather conditions. Judging from the rugged appearance of those two peaks, that must be quite a trek!

    Best wishes to you and Tim for a fun-filled holiday season!

    John

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  2. Lovely photos, Rita!! I've loved seeing some of your winter photos when the flakes are still falling, but there's a lot to be said for that crisp, clear, clean air when the winter sun is shining - and how perfect the conditions are for photography.

    Hope you're enjoying the winter months and have many more opportunities to strap on the snowshoes!

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  3. Hi Vickie,

    I agree that blue sky, coupled with sun on snow can provide ideal conditions for winter photography.
    I may have a chance to do more of that at the end of January when I travel to Bryce Canyon National Park. I say "may" because we haven't had any snow during the month of January. I understand that the state of California is in a drought right now. We're following the same path here in Utah.
    Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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