Full Moon Snowshoeing Trip. (2 nights at 11,000 ft)

The almost-Full Moon rises of the Sangre de Cristo mountains watching over Crestone on January 2, 2014, as seen from the Yak ‘n Cracker / ChoKuRei Farm Store:

Photos by © Michaël Van Broekhoven.

Greetings and Salutations from the tiny mountain-slopes town of Crestone, Colorado, USA.  It is late evening Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  Happy New Year!

I have safely returned from a solo 2-night invigorating Full Moon snow-shoeing trip in the high country (above 10,000 ft / above 3 km elevation) in the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountain range of the Northern San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado (USA).

After letting a local friend in Search and Rescue know of my hike and planned return, I hiked up in the light of the Full Moon, pitched my tent around 11,000 ft. elevation.

Some PHOTOS of this trip:


Frozen Water Fall, around 11,000 ft along Willow Lake Trail, near Crestone, Colorado.



:-)  Bedroom and kitchen:




Sunset colors:


The late-sunset purples caught by my camera are pretty close to the real thing; the reds moved more towards maroon than seen here:




Sunrise at last!    (for my tent site, at about 12 noon):


And then all the way back to the San Luis Valley floor…






I needed that.

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8 Responses to Full Moon Snowshoeing Trip. (2 nights at 11,000 ft)

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  3. Cindy says:

    Good to See U R Doing it!

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  5. wildninja says:

    Beautiful. I enjoyed these photos.

  6. Bas says:

    Hey amigo,
    mijn eerste comment ooit denk ik op je blogpost.
    Genoten van je foto’s, ik kreeg er heimwee van.
    prachtige streek…
    Be safe en tot binnenkort.
    Herinner me nog maar aan je blogpost, dan kom ik eens wat vaker piepen.

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