Winter in the San Juans

Winter 2022  |  San Juan Mountains, Colorado

The 2021-22 winter season was extremely busy for me - but not with photography or snowboarding... my wife and I finished building our new house and finally moved in at the end of winter! With life settling back down I finally have a chance to post some photos from the few times I did manage to get out to photograph the mountains this winter.

Crescent moon sets behind Wilson Peak (14,016 ft.) in early December.

Wilson Crescent

Crescent moon sets behind Wilson Peak (14,016 ft.) in early December.

Dusk glow illuminates Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain in a brief window of clearing during a snowstorm in the Cimarron Range...

Cimarron Winter Dusk Panorama

Dusk glow illuminates Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain in a brief window of clearing during a snowstorm in the Cimarron Range.

Sunlight streams through a clearing winter snowstorm in the Cimarron Range, with a view of Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain...

Cimarron Winter Panorama

Sunlight streams through a clearing winter snowstorm in the Cimarron Range, with a view of Chimney Rock and Courthouse Mountain.

An illuminated snow smothered pine tree as lingering snowflakes fall from a clearing storm at dusk.

Nocturnal Snowflakes

An illuminated snow smothered pine tree as lingering snowflakes fall from a clearing storm at dusk.

Fresh snow cakes Mount Sneffels (14,156 ft.) as a spring snowstorm clears out in mid-April, as seen from Ridgway, Colorado.

Frosty Sneffels

Fresh snow cakes Mount Sneffels (14,156 ft.) as a spring snowstorm clears out in mid-April, as seen from Ridgway, Colorado.

It's been 16 years since I first moved out to Ridgway, and coincidentally our new house is located just up the hill from the little cabin I rented back then. It's amazing to me how much has happened and grown in my life since then, and this house somehow feels like a tangible manifestation of all of that. One thing that remains constant, though, is my love of these mountains which pulled me here like a magnet from the beginning. I look forward to hopefully many happy and healthy years to come with my wife and friends here in this special little valley below Mount Sneffels!

Posted in Colorado and tagged San Juan Mountains, Colorado, March.

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