Winter Skies over Sneffels

November 2022  |  Ridgway, Colorado

Earlier in the month I complained a little bit about how strenuous my last backpack trip was. Turns out it was more strenuous than I initially thought, as I had badly strained my calf near the end of that trip. My hopes that the pain was temporary completely faded after several days, and for the three weeks since then I've been couch-bound and limping around, regretting going on that trek and especially pushing on when I knew in the back of my mind that the wise decision would have been to turn back instead of literally wearing myself out.

Though it sucks to not be able to get out into the mountains, at least I'm thankful to live with a nice view of them! During the last week or so there have been some off-the-charts sunsets which I managed to hobble outside to photograph.

Mount Sneffels emerges from the clouds after a November snowstorm.

Mount Sneffels emerges from the clouds after a November snowstorm.

Mount Sneffels glowing red from the bounce light off a brilliantly lit cloud overhead at sunset - November.

Mount Sneffels glowing red from the bounce light off a brilliantly lit cloud overhead at sunset - November.

A sunset so intense over the Sneffels Range it looks radioactive - November.

A sunset so intense over the Sneffels Range it looks radioactive - November.

Sunset clouds over Mount Sneffels.

Sunset clouds over Mount Sneffels.

Fresh powder from a November snowstorm gets blown off of Mount Sneffels by strong winds.

Fresh powder from a November snowstorm gets blown off of Mount Sneffels by strong winds.

An elk and a deer hang out in the sagebrush near Ridgway, Colorado - November.

An elk and a deer hang out in the sagebrush near Ridgway, Colorado - November.

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