Wednesday, April 14, 2010

PINK SNOW

As we are getting ready to leave beautiful Crested Butte and head for the New Jersey shore I wanted to show a few pictures of the "end of the season" phenomena. In the East we talk of March "coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb". Here that seem to be a good description of April. We frequently get big snows just after the ski area closes in early April, often accompanied by high winds which blow the red sand of Utah our way. The Result is pink snow.

It is easy to see the wind direction by which mountains have changed color, and the altitude of the "snow-sand storm".

The Pick Snow leaves interesting patterns on the mountain sides which, for a time, can be quite beautiful.

1 comment:

Spiritartartist said...

Neat, pretty and interesting too!