Monday, March 13, 2006

Wolf is howling

I drove over Wolf Creek Pass this afternoon on my way to Mesa Verde, and was amazed by the crowds. Drive past Wolf Creek Ski Area on any given Monday, and you might see a half-full parking lot and wide-open trails. But the Wolf just had one of its best snowfall weeks of the season, and today the parking lot was full and both overflow lots on the east side of the pass were full. It was snowing seriously (are there ever just flurries on that pass?), and the locals and spring breakers were taking full advantage of the conditions. Down here in the Four Corners area, there's a blanket of new snow on the ground, but not enough to mask the features of the Sleeping Ute Mountain.

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