St. Elmo, Colorado

Mud Season In St. Elmo - A Scenic Colorado Drive

Chaffee County Road 162 March 25, 2007 - Snow. There is still lots of it here in the mountains of Colorado, and today's visit to St. Elmo, I spotted a few cross-country skiers and two families with kids sledding down hills.

Please don't be fooled by delusions by some that Spring has arrived. Winter's grip is still quite alive and well in the Sawatch Mountains, and in fact, we received snowfall all morning and afternoon yesterday.

The local ski areas (Monarch Mountain and Ski Cooper) are bustling this week with many vacationing here for um, spring break, but I'm not sure you would have thought it was Spring if you had been with me today when I sunk into areas of snow that were almost waist-high. ;)

All of the snowy photos on this page were all taken today, and I chose the snowy and muddy road as the 'feature photo' for this page. The temperatures are definitely rising, but I will assure you there are still many more snowstorms coming to these mountains. Winter doesn't leave so quickly in this part of the country.

All the best,
Steve :)

Photos In And Around St. Elmo, Colorado

Chaffee County Road 162 I really appreciate this stunning view of that mountain as one heads west on Chaffee County Road 162.
Mud Season I think this muddy and snowy road is my favorite photo for the day.
Chaffee County Road 162 One more photo of the road.
St. Elmo Sign The sign at the spur for Hancock (another ghost town) and the Alpine Tunnel area.
St. Elmo, Colorado A pretty shot.
Snowy Creek I walked around and capture this creek with snow surrounding it.
Snowy Aspen Snowy Road A couple of semi-creative snow photos.
St. Elmo, Colorado The Evans Firewall & Savard Building.

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