Spring Snow

Colorado weather beat me again and I guess that’s to be expected here in Colorado.  March and April are the snowiest months of the year and this past weekend we were hit with our first Spring Snow this year. It was a doozie of a snow storm bringing upwards of 12-18 inches of snow in and around Denver and the state. Ryan Wright and I actually made it down to The Great Sand Dunes on Friday but were greeted with 40+ mile/hour winds. We ventured up to Zapata Falls and then decided to head out onto the sand dunes since the light was really nice in certain parts of the park and giving some nice contrast.

If you ever want a really good workout try hiking in sand and add on top of that winds blowing from the side, in your face and then with every step, you feet sinking into the sand another 3-4 inches. I’m not exactly sure why we ventured out, but there we were hiking along the dunes with backpacks full of photo gear. What we do for the shot (shakes head). So the long story short, the weekend trip was cut short and will have to happen again later this year.

I’m still processing my images from this weekend, but I thought I would share a quick Spring Snow image. We definitely need the moisture here in Colorado and I’m guessing this year we’ll see even more snow in April. I’ll share some Sand Dunes images and more of the story with you later on this week. Have a great week everyone!

Spring Snow

Spring Snow in Denver – Click to Enlarge/Purchase

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  • ljsaltiel

    That looks like the trees around here Rick. Will winter ever end? Nice image.

  • Beautiful scene, Rick!