Crestone, Colorado- Nov. 11, 2014 – Armistice Day
Winter has been coming… for awhile now. It’s moved in and back out to lovely autumn weather a couple times, but it looks like it has finally arrived, at least as far as dropping temperatures go. I either sleep in my MSR tent, or in my car, with the windows open for fresh air, in a very good sleeping bag. It was -3 C in the car this morning. Not bad. I’m equipped to be okay till about -40. Below -20 I might take some very kind local folks up on their offers. The freezing of the nostrils upon every in-breath tends to get old quick.
Afternoon Temperatures (in Fahrenheit) Today (32 F = 0 C) :
Crestone seems to be just on the edge of this Polar Air influx:
To convert Fahrenheit (F) to Celsius (C), use this formula:
Or just remember that it doesn’t get REALLY EFFING COLD…
….until it’s “below zero” Fahrenheit. ;-)
Some more pics from the weekend and the past few days:
Crossing over Independence Pass (Closed in Winter, but was still open), elevation 12,095 ft (3,687 m) on the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range:
Passed by Twin Lakes, near the base of Mount Elbert, on the other side of the pass (when coming from Aspen):
Entering the San Luis Valley over Poncha Pass (returning from some errands in Salida yesterday, as some weather was blowing in):
Mount Blanca with the Great Sand Dunes NP to the left:
The Crestone area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, as seen from Highway 17 near Moffat, Colorado:
May Peace Prevail on Earth.
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