Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Springtime in the Rockies often means some of the worst snow storms of the season. We can have 70 degree weather one day and three feet of snow the next. I remember June 6, 1973. I was leasing a 700 acre horse ranch near Conifer, Colorado. We had already planted a garden and there were wild flowers everywhere. Late on Wednesday it started to cloud up but it remained warm. That night it snowed over 36 inches. The horses did not know what to do and the four wheel drive pickup refused to move in the wet sticky stuff. We ended up walking to do the chores and wading through some very high drifts. The next day the sun came out and I climbed to to the top of the big hill next to the house and skied down. Spring never disappoints at 10,000 feet.

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