Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hiking in the Snow

As you can tell from my last post, we had crazy weather here in Colorado this past weekend. Shawn had already planned on going on a hike at some point this weekend, so the weather didn't stop him. He headed out on Sunday morning and went to Jefferson. As you can see from the pictures below, there were about 6 inches of fresh snow that he hiked through (depending on the elevation).
This picture below is Jefferson Lake. This is the same place where Shawn and I went fishing, just two weeks before this picture was taken!
Whenever he goes out hiking, Shawn loves to take lots of pictures. He's really good at taking "artistic" pictures of flowers, which I think are amazing! If you click on this picture, it should get bigger (I think), and then you can see the brilliant detail he was able to capture! There's actually a water droplet hanging from one of the flowers.
Obviously, this is Shawn at the top of the mountain. You can see how happy he is, despite the weather that probably would've had me complaining! :)
I think these last two pictures do a great job of showing the beauty of Colorado nature and weather! These mountains are gorgeous, but the landscape and the climate are forces not to be taken lightly. Sadly, we learned that Saturday night, a family of four flying from Steamboat Springs back to Houston ran into the winter-like weather. The small plane they were flying crashed into the mountains not far from where Shawn was hiking (he actually saw one of the search-and-rescue helicopters).