Posted on September 26, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Rain, snow, sun, wind …
SUMMIT COUNTY — Definitely a fast shift of seasons under way, with a blustery storm rolling through the high country.leaving a nice little blast of snow on the higher peaks. We’ll have to call this one more than a dusting, since it left some of highest slopes solid white. Let’s call it a coating and hope that it’s just a hint of what’s to come in the months ahead.
This Instagrammed photo was a big hit on the Summit Voice Facebook page Tuesday. In case you don’t recognize the view, it’s shot along the Tenderfoot trail, looking south toward Guyot early Tuesday morning.
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Posted on May 22, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
From forest to tundra
Alpine forget-me-not blooming at 11,900 feet near Loveland Pass, Colorado.
SUMMIT COUNTY — On our way up to Loveland Pass to watch the solar eclipse we stopped at Pass Lake (still frozen) for a quick look-see. Tromping around the tundra we noticed how the tops of the krummholz were burned red by frost after a low snow year, when the tips of the shrub-like trees stay exposed to the elements. Not a big deal — that’s why they grow the way they do. Then, looking down, tiny patches of bright blue, the season’s first alpine forget-me-nots blooming about two or three weeks earlier than usual. It made us realize that wildflower season is likely to come earlier than usual this year, and it could be sparse, especially compared to last summer, when abundant moisture made for an overdose of flowers. So get out and enjoy while you can … all images by iPhone. (more…)
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