Sunday, May 23, 2010

A High Country Adventure - Part One - A Snowy Surprise


Snow on the Cabin



Snow on Trees


Snow on Woodpile

We got a snowy surprise upon our arrival at the mountain cabin. There was a light snow of about 4 inches during the night that left most everything covered in the white stuff. Apparently I didn't wait long enough for the snow to melt. There was an easy solution to this problem.

A warm fireplace!



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A Warm Fireplace

The snow melted pretty fast and the snow melt could be seen running off the mountains in numerous places. This left most of the streams running pretty fast.


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Mountain Snow Melt


The Rio Pueblo was running quite swiftly due to the run-off and was quite impressive when compared with it's usual water flow.



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Rio Pueblo at Sipapu

This was a great start to a high country adventure!

Staying above the snow line!

Riverwalker (aka, Mountainwalker)

4 comments:

Mayberry said...

Beautiful spot RW!

Riverwalker said...

To: Mayberry

Elevation: Just over 9,000 feet

Location: On the edge of the Carson National Forest in Northern New Mexico

Average Daily Temperatures:

Low Temp: Mid 30's

High: Upper 50's

It's a big change from South Central Texas! Wished I could have stayed longer.

Thanks.

RW

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful - sounds like a place to sit and do some contemplatin', even if its just your navel, lol. Upper 50's - groan, high 90's here all this week and the next 4 - 5 months shouldn't change as well. Enjoy it while you got it.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 7:10

It was over way too soon. I need to spend more time out of doors and less time inside.

Thanks anon!

RW

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