Snow Photos At Independence Pass, Colorado (May 26, 2007)
It was Saturday morning on Memorial Day weekend, and Independence Pass in Colorado had just opened to vehicular traffic. As you can see, it is still quite a snowy, winter wonderland up there! Independence Pass is part of the Continental Divide with an altitude over 12,000 feet above sea level.
Not too far off is Snowdrift Ridge. Many skiiers, snowboarders and snowshoers hike to its top with many traveling down its slope. Click the adjacent photo to see what appear to be really small dots, which are people up there! ;)
I liked the contrast of the blue sky and snowy mountains in this one.
At one of the main switchbacks in the road, I pulled over to pick up a skier and drove him back to the top of the pass. Here was the view from this spot looking the other way from the skiers.
-These photos were taken by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. His web site is www.ColoradoGuy.com.