Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Over the San Juan Mountains

Wednesday, May 11th - - After a little stop in Alamosa, about 25 miles southwest of the Great Sand Dunes, I continued west on U.S. 160/285.

I was somewhat alarmed at what I saw down the road after leaving Alamosa. I did get into some rain and, at the higher elevations, some snow. But it wasn't really all that bad. The temperature was 49 degrees with a fairly strong wind. By the time I got to the summit at Wolf Creek Pass, (elevation 10,685 feet) the temperature had dropped to 25 degrees. It warmed back up once over the mountains.

On the way up to the summit at Wolf Creek Pass.

On the other side of the San Juan Mountains.

Love this! A nice shot purely by chance! It helps when you roll down the window and the sun comes out for a second.


  1. Love the last one too. It's almost like a Christmas card. Sorry you are still seeing snow.

  2. Great photos, Becky! They almost look like paintings. Especially the last one.


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