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:

Another day of winter adventure dawns in the Colorado mountains.


  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!


  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!

  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!