Snowy Drive Along Cottonwood Pass Road - October 22, 2008
Let it snow! This morning I woke up to the sight of a layer of snow throughout the valley and I quickly
turned on my web cam facing my backyard.
Although it has been snowing fairly steadily since mid-August in the mountains, this was our first
significant amount of snowfall in Buena Vista and the Arkansas River Valley.
I was so excited that I had to drive up toward Cottonwood Pass early this morning to photograph the snowy scenery. Chaffee County Road 306
("Cottonwood Pass Road") was indeed icy and covered in a thin layer of snow, and regretfully,
I was only able to reach about 2/3's of the way to the top. I still think I
came up with some nice Colorado snow pictures below and the video clip isn't
too shabby either!
So for those of you who live in wonderfully warm and sunny places like
I would like to dedicated this snowy page to you!
Thank you so much for visiting this page!
All the best,
As I started up Chaffee County Road 306, I stopped to capture
a photo of Mt. Princeton for my Mt. Princeton web site.
I actually thought this was a creative one with the snowy and ice road included. However,
the sun came out in the afternoon and I captured a much better shot that included the mountain covered in white.
Continuing upward near the Cottonwood Hot Springs.
Yes, that's me folks. I am the proud webmaster of CottonwoodPass.net. I live in Buena Vista and do my best to procrastinate working
by traveling and photographing the latest happenings around the pass! ;)
Snow on branches of a young pine tree.
I stopped at this particular spot. My car was having a difficult time with the slickness.
Interestingly, this is the same spot Shannon and I stopped at in late May 2008: Photos Of Our Drive.
The Ptarmigan Lake Trailhead sign. I have been to the lake twice: