A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

A place for my photos and random thoughts

Colorado Snow and Hot Chocolate

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Jon at Cameron Pass

The Rocky Mountain snowfalls provide some wonderful times for those who enjoy the winter season. There wonderful opportunities to cross country sky, down hill ski, sledding, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and for the hardy souls, camping. I’m not one of those! The day after a snowfall can have sunshine and warm temperatures allowing people to get out and about. The skiing, both down hill and cross country, is not my forte but the slow methodical snow shoeing brings a smile to my face and plenty of exercise. It also works better for me as a photographer. A fresh snowfall can present some wonderful light to work with. When you add a skier, such as Jon, magic happens. This image was taken a couple of years ago on top of Cameron Pass in north central Colorado, about  an hour from my condo in Fort Collins. I ventured out on New Years day with Tracy and Jon. They did some cross country skiing while I snowshoed and sweated up a storm with a happy trigger finger. 🙂 After an exhilarating day out in the cold a hot chocolate sure tastes good.


Written by Monte Stevens

December 3, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Ahh Monte beautiful image. Snow is something I like to look up to as in stay up there not down here. Funny way to be after all the years in AK. However I have never had to shovel rain so sea level works for me.:-)

    Ray Ketcham

    December 3, 2009 at 2:51 am

  2. That’s great–it gets me excited to think about our annual New Years Day backpacking trip! Snow, cold, and bundling up overnight with a fire. YAY 🙂


    December 3, 2009 at 6:35 am

  3. @Ray: It’s strange how much I wish I lived near the ocean and maybe that’s because I’ve lived so much of my life at the base of the mountains. The pounding waves sooth the soul just as a quiet snowfall does.

    @Mary Ann: I should have figured you guys are a couple of those hardy souls. We expect a post and images when you do. 🙂

    Monte Stevens

    December 3, 2009 at 7:35 am

  4. You had me at ‘condo in Fort Collins’.

    Chris Klug

    December 3, 2009 at 10:31 am

  5. @Chris: I own a condo there and am renting it out while I’m out here in Ohio.

    Monte Stevens

    December 3, 2009 at 5:40 pm

  6. Hmm. Lovely shot … but … that snow looks a bit deep. I think that I prefer the sand between my toes!


    December 3, 2009 at 9:32 pm

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