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Morning photo: What a difference a year makes

No March meltdown this year

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In late March, 2012, Dillon Reservoir was well on its way to its earliest melt-out ever.

FRISCO — Precipitation and temperatures were probably fairly close to average in March, but conditions stand in stark contrast to last year, when Colorado experienced record-high temperatures during the same month, setting the stage for a summer drought and a dangerous wildfire season. By late in the month last year, Dillon Reservoir was melted all along the edges, with dark, rotten ice across the rest of its surface. This year, the snow piled up throughout the month and kept the ice well insulated from the sun. It’s never boring in the mountains, is it?
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Morning photo: Leftovers …

Just a few Summit scenics

Looking toward A-Basin from Loveland Pass on during the eclipse sunset.

SUMMIT COUNTY —Recipe for a good photo: Get up early, climb up high and wait for the light … It helps to have a lake in the foreground to add some reflective qualities. Alternatively, cruise out to your favorite vista point around sunset and linger for a while. Sometimes the light doesn’t come where or when you expect it. No iPhone shots in this set. All taken with the Nikon DSLR.

First light over Dillon Reservoir from Lake Hill.

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