We almost made it through Monday without seeing moisture fall from the sky. But then between three-thirty and four o’clock things went dump-o-rhamma, with the white stuff falling in earnest. But ahh, yes, any moisture it good moisture in the high alpine dessert.
Today’s shots are of the local calf crop. This little gang found a soft and warm place to hang in a spread-out bail of hay as the not-so-spring-like weather carried on around them. Such personality on the mugs of these little bovines . . .
Not so much moisture forecasted for today, with the rest of the week (and maybe even the holiday weekend?) looking just fine! Have a good one out there and we’ll see you tomorrow.
Monday’s shots are from the weekend in Crested Butte. No, there’s no need to adjust your screen . . . we’re still getting the white stuff on the Gunnison Country. The kids were playing soccer in it (and hail and rain) on Saturday (you gotta really be a tough little hombre to sign up for spring soccer in this part of the world) and it closed in on us again on Sunday morning. People (especially friends and family not living here) ask me if I’m over the snowy weather, yet. Lately I’ve been explaining that I was over it in April . . . now it’s more of a delirium thing, I guess. You know, that “oh Look! It’s snowing AGAIN,” followed by several minutes of maniacal laughter and some screeching if the mood hits me just right. I bet the liquor stores and local travel agents are doing good business, though.
Seriously, now that there’s some single track to ride at this end of the valley (the Upper and Upper Upper out to the Whetstone Vista were riding dry last week), the snow doesn’t bug me so much. REALLY. Thought the next visiual was cool, cause the leafless aspens at the higher elevation saw snow, where the dark timber in the foreground was at lower elevation and only got rained on. And if you don’t think it’s cool, maybe it’s a sign that you just NEED A LITTLE MORE SNOW IN YOUR LIFE, TOO.
Rain and snow today, then getting nicer (or somebody’s going to get hurt) says the weather forecast. But I’m not getting brittle or bitter about it, REEEEAAAALLY.
A very happy 8th birthday, today, to my not-so-little-anymore (just ask her) girl. Stay beautiful, kiddo. And clean your room.
Hi All and Happy Friday! While temps are forecasted to chill a bit this weekend, it should be a great one for getting out on the road bike or finding the first of the dry single track around Crested Butte. Have a good one and enjoy!
While we continue to enjoy our first solid days of spring in Crested Butte, I can’t help but think back to last week’s snow. It was dumping at times during the week, with the snow piling up quickly during some periods. Today’s first shot is looking down Elk Avenue in the morning snow showers and our second shot is late morning when it really been piling up on the 9380 deck. All melted by now, of course. In fact the valley floor is getting greener following each interjection of moisture—it’s good to see.
Monday was really nice in Crested Butte, with the top of Gold Link showing 69 degrees! With temps forecasted to keep climbing into the sixties this week, we should see some good melting getting underway over the next few days. Today’s shot is looking up Elk Avenue in the early afternoon on Saturday. There were a few folks around, but in general it was quiet, with no leaves on the trees and plenty of snow still sitting on Mt.Emmons in the background. Although there’s a chance for afternoon showers, today’s forecasted to be another nice one, so get out there and enjoy!
Hi All and Happy Friday! Is it still raining out? If so, I’m posting this sunny shot of the SlateRiverValley / Paradise Divide mountains in protest! Ha, so take that. And have a really good weekend out there—I will, too!
For Thursday, we’re going to take a little break from the rain and snow, and travel back a week-or-so to the end of what might be called an old landmark at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. The old stables, or “stabe’s” as they’ve been knows by mountain operations during the twenty-odd years that I’ve worked at the company, were reduced to ash last week. At one time the Stabes were actually stables for the horses that provided the summer trail rides at the resort and, since then, they had been used for storage and housing rodents of unusual size. The fiery end was brought about by the CB fire district, as it used the building for fire training for its volunteers. They even took the time to drywall the interior so that it would more closely simulate the type of burning structure that they’re more likely to have to go into around Crested Butte to rescue people and put down fires. Thanks to Tim Foley for providing the photos.
If there’s anything that we aren’t too worried about right now on the Gunnison Country, it’s fire danger. At the rate we’re going, it’s going to be a lush, green early summer in these parts. Stay dry out there!