Trip Reports: 2013-14 Winter In The San Juan Mountains, Colorado

A collection of my favorite photos from the winter season of 2013-2014 in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

Blue Lakes, Sneffels, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, winter, camp, tent, snow, moonlight, photo

Blue Lakes Winter Moonlight

Sneffels Range, Colorado

Winter camp in the snow above lower Blue Lake - October. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Blue Lakes, Sneffels, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, winter, panorama, snowy, photo

Blue Lakes Winter Panorama

Sneffels Range, Colorado

Lower Blue Lake surrounded by snowy peaks - October. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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San Juan Mountains, Colorado, aspens, winter, skiing, photo

Frosted

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Frosted aspens. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Frozen Rainbow

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

As clouds of snowflakes blow over Red Mountain Pass, the sun shines through creating a strange luminescent snow-rainbow effect. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Early Turns

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Jeff Skoloda. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

frosty, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, U.S. Mountain, Camp Bird Road, October, photo

Frosty Morning

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Frosty aspens and U.S. Mountain on a wintery October morning along Camp Bird Road in the Sneffels Range above Ouray. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Colorado, Red Mountain Pass, San Juan Mountains, skiing, photo

Ridge Skinning

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

San Juan Mountains, Colorado, skiing, photo

Into the Void

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Jeff Skoloda. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado, Red Mountain Pass, San Juan Mountains, skiing, photo

Cloud Ski

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Jeff Skoloda. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado, Red Mountain Pass, San Juan Mountains, skiing, photo

Dan and Koyo

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

San Juan Mountains, Colorado, skiing, photo

Bluebird Bliss

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Claudia Brauer. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

San Juan Mountains, Colorado, skiing, photo

Happy Skier

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Scott Kennett, skiing, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, photo

Scott's Powder

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Scott Kennett skis the powder. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Soul Skier

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Jeff Skoloda. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Skinning up Commodore

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

skiing, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, December, photo

Claudia Carves

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Claudia Brauer. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

skiing, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, December, photo

Bluebird Pow Pow

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Chris Cover. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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sundog, Red Mountain, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, December, photo

Red Mountain Sundog

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

A sundog over Red Mountain #3, December. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado, Red Mountain Pass, San Juan Mountains, skiing, photo

Red Mountain Clouds

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Colorado,San Juan Mountains, skiing, photo

Powder Don

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Don Moden. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado, Fowler Hilliard Hut, Gore Range, January, moonlight, hut. 10th Mountain Division, photo

Fowler Hilliard Moonlight

Gore Range, Colorado

A full moon shines through breaking snowstorm clouds at the Fowler/Hilliard 10th Mountain Division hut - January. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Colorado, Fowler Hilliard Hut, Gore Range, January, skiing, hut, photo

Snowstorm at Fowler Hilliard Hut

Gore Range, Colorado

Colorado, Fowler Hilliard Hut, Gore Range, January, skiing, photo

Fowler Hilliard Ski #3

Gore Range, Colorado

Colorado, Fowler Hilliard Hut, Gore Range, January, sunset, photo

Fowler Hilliard Sunset

Gore Range, Colorado

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Ouray, Colorado, San Juan Mountains, stars, panorama, winter, photo

Ouray Starry Night

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

The lights of Ouray, Colorado illuminate the snow-smothered mountains of the Uncompahgre Gorge, as the stars and Milky Way shine overhead after a heavy winter snowstorm - February. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Colorado, Red Mountain Pass, San Juan Mountains, skiing, February, powder, photo

Commodore 1

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Jake Evans. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado, Red Mountain Pass, San Juan Mountains, skiing, February, powder, photo

Jake in the Powder

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Jake Evans. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado, Red Mountain Pass, San Juan Mountains, skiing, February, powder, photo

Dan in the Powder

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Dan Chehayl. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Bridge of Heaven,Colorado,San Juan Mountains,camping,tent, Ouray, February, photo

Bridge of Heaven Dusk Camp

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Winter camping on a high ridge over Ouray - February. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Keep Going Up

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

San Juan Mountains, Colorado, skiing, photo

Fresh Tracks

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

San Juan Mountains, Colorado, skiing, photo

Skier Trio

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Jeff, Stephen, and Don racing for gold. (Actually, this is a composite of three different shots taken from the same spot on the way down; we don't ski like this in the backcountry!). Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Snowy Red Mountain

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Fresh spring snow. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Powdery Fields Forever

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Steven skis a big powder field. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado,Red Mountain Pass,San Juan Mountains, Dan Chehayl, skiing, photo

Powder Plunge

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Dan Chehayl. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Red Claudia 1

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Claudia Brauer. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado,Red Mountain Pass,San Juan Mountains,skiing, photo

Red Claudia 2

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Claudia Brauer. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado,Red Mountain Pass,San Juan Mountains, skiing, photo

Full Moon Face

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Matt Wade. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado,Red Mountain Pass,San Juan Mountains, skiing, photo

Busting Through Powder

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Dan Chehayl skis some of the deepest powder of the season - in April! Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado,Red Mountain Pass,San Juan Mountains, snowboarding, photo

Snow Surf

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Alex Hotze slaps a cornice in the San Juans - April. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Snow Surf #2

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Alex Hotze carves a snow wave. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Charlie at the Summit

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Almost to the top! Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Charlie and Gilpin

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Charlie Bartosek carves into a big chute in the Sneffels Range - April. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado,Gilpin Peak,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range, snowboarding, photo

Down Gilpin

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Rider: Charlie Bartosek. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Colorado,Gilpin Peak,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range, skiing, photo

Spring Skiing

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Dan Chehayl. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Cirque Mountain,Colorado,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range, skiing, photo

Sunny Skinning

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skinning up high in the Sneffels Range - April. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Cirque Mountain,Colorado,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range, snowboarding, photo

Riding the Cirque

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Charlie Bartosek snowboards in front of Teakettle Mountain - April. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Mikel on Emas

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Snowboarder: Mikel Goicoechea.  Mt. Sneffels in the background.  May. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Claudia on Emas

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Claudia Brauer. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado,Mt. Sneffels,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range, Lavendar Col, photo

Up Sneffels 1

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Climbing up the Lavendar Col on Mt. Sneffels - May. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado,Mt. Sneffels,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range, photo

Hiking to Sneffels Summit

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Hiking to the summit of Mt. Sneffels (14,150 ft.) - May. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado,Mt. Sneffels,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range, skiing, photo

Skiing Sneffels

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Karl Trellinger skis down Mt. Sneffels. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

Colorado,Mt. Sneffels,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range, skiing, photo

Skiing Sneffels 2

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Karl Trellinger. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.