Photos of Snow and Mountains In Chaffee County, Colorado
November 2, 2011 - Overnight we received six to eight inches of the upper Arkansas River Valley of Colorado.
Snowstorms in Colorado are very common from
November through April, but the novelty of a fresh layer of snow is very enchanting to photographers like me. This morning,
I went for a modest drive on isolated dirt roads outside of Buena Vista, Colorado and came up with eight
photos and two videos. I hope you enjoy them!
Photos Of The Snow
I live on this road. Look at that ice! Honestly, you get used to the snow and ice after awhile.
Needless to say, if you love skiing and/or snowboarding, you'll consider our region of Colorado to be a winter paradise! :)
I drove on Chaffee County Road 300, an isolated dirt road south
of Buena Vista. In the summer, this area is a more happening place, as there are
whitewater rafting expeditions launching nearby and a campground near Ruby Mountain. However today,
I had the entire road to myself.
I included a self-portrait of myself. Good grief, what do you think of my bedhead?
Here's another view from Chaffee County Road 300.
Now the one objective I had was to photograph Mount Princeton,
the towering mountain west of our town. I run a website (www.mtprinceton.org) in which I
regularly take a photo of the mountain throughout the seasons. This particular shot was "okay", but I knew I could find something better ...
... a half mile up the road, I found the perfect beautiful snow scene with the mountain behind.
Also, the clouds hovering over the summit had dissipated enough.
As I drove home, I snapped more pictures of the beautiful snow scenes with Mt. Princeton. You can never have enough pictures.
Driving on a muddy and snowy road!
Back at my house, snow highlighted the branches of these cottonwood trees.