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Windy Morning of Snow Pictures (Chaffee County, Colorado - December 22, 2007)

Mt. Princeton
Mt. Princeton
After a night of snowfall with accumulations in the 3 to 6 inches range, I ventured for a morning drive. The wind was blowing quite hard in many of these photos, including these two shots of Mt. Princeton.

Notice the snow blowing off the top of the mountain in the bottom photo!

Snowy Road I must confess, I have not yet wandered about in the snow with snowshoes, and so many of my recent photos have been of snowy roads or views from such roads. It still looks pretty, doesn't it? :)
Frontier Ranch, Colorado I drove up the road leading to the Frontier Ranch Camp & Conference Center near Nathrop. I walked along this edge to capture the grand view of Mt. Antero, the valley below and the ranch's sign.
Snowy Mountains My car pulled over. It was so pretty to see such bright blue skies with the ground largely covered in white. This road leads to the Mt. Princeton Trailhead.
Snowy Road
Mt. Antero
Two more photos while on Chaffee County Road 321. The mountain in the bottom photo is Mt. Antero.
Chalk Cliffs
Chalk Cliffs
Chalk Cliffs
Chalk Cliffs
I drove for a short while inside the canyon leading to the ghost town of St. Elmo.

Here are four pictures of a geological landmark known as the Chalk Cliffs. That whitish rock is known as kaolinite, a type of rock that often exists when natural hot springs are in the area. Indeed, the area has a few hot springs areas including the most popular spot, the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs.

Snowy Road
Snowy Road
The road was not plowed very well, and so I stopped for a couple of pictures near the Bighorn Sheep Lookout area before turning around.
Winter Highway One last photo as I traveled on Highway 285 towards Buena Vista. Folks it's hard to show with the camera just how windy it was, but here's a shot of the snow coming across strongly due to the wind.

These pictures were provided by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista. His personal web site is www.ColoradoGuy.com.

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