Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving trip to Colorado, cont.

Snow capped moutains as we were leaving Cortez.
We stopped to take some pictures (hideously bad hair day) and met a nice lady who told us she was "Tina without Ike." She was funny. She was waiting for her family and friends who were on a guided snowmobile tour which explained the tracks in the snow behind us.

Tina (w/o Ike) took a pic of my husband and myself. I don't think I'll ever forget her name.We stopped at Wolf Creek Pass ski area (10,857 feet elevation) to watch them ski. We heard turkeys gobbling but we didn't see them.It was a beautiful day to ski, clear blue skies, crisp air, not too cold. Check out the parking lot! I don't know how they can get out of there, they were packed in.There were a few of these snow sheds or avalanche sheds, designed to keep the snow off the road as it slides down the mountain otherwise the road would be impassable during the winter.
The weather was just beautiful, skies so blue, air cool and crisp, gorgeous mountains. We saw herds of Elk, deer, and antelope so pretty.Another 7 or 8 hour day and we were at Colorado Springs and it was dark so no pics.