Heading down the street to Ute Valley Park.
Pikes Peak hidden in the far distant mist.
Pond in left foreground frozen and snow-covered.
Looking back down at pond.
My home is out of sight on right.
Can you see my home now?
Telephoto - it's the blue-gray one, right of center in back.
Atop a ridge, ground wind moving snow.
Looks like a trail?
The famous Ute Valley Park Arch.
I slow down when I jog under it - but not jogging today.
Arch from other side.
If all this snow suddenly melts, COS will be under water!
Pray it stays sunny but cool.
Anybody can get snow to stick to conifers ...
... but only a playful God can make it stick to thin bare branches of Scrub Oak!
Yep - that's famous Blodgett Peak in the distant middle of frame.
Must be Gnarly Bill.
Two Gnarly Girls - one of whom took my photo.
HEAVY Christmas tree ornamentation.
These are (non-human) animal tracks at a busy off-trail intersection.
Below a tree and looking up.
Heading cross-country, looking down hill I just ascended.
Somehow, the snow gets past the needles.
These are actually not pine needles - think sharp spines.
Don't fall on me!
Wind soon picked up - and I had to put on my face mask and later my ski goggles.
Only the sturdy (read gnarly) will survive.
Aha - action below Eagle View Middle School.
Yep - the Gnarly Boys are building a ski jump.
[Kid napping in left foreground in snow shelter.]
Pros at work.