Thursday, April 9, 2020

A Tenuous Spring at High Altitude

For about a week, spring took center stage in Breckenridge.

the Blue River is ice-free flowing into Maggie Pond

Some days it went 20 degrees above freezing.

Maggie Pond reflects a quiet day at the base of Peak 9

Coats were unzipped as snow and ice began to melt.

Mount Baldy from Peak 9

Now the forecast says snow is on the way.

hiking on my snowshoes toward Peak 10

During April and May we usually have changeable weather.

the Continental Divide and Keystone Mountain in distance

Spring can never really get a foothold until June.

on my morning walk, this 4' (1.2M) frozen puddle looks like a giant's footprint

Bob and I continue to isolate here at the edge of wilderness.
We try to keep trips to resupply to a minimum of every 2-3 weeks.
We speak to family and friends electronically.

we speak to the fox just outside our windows...

We exercise daily and are thankful for the beauty around us.

This month through May, the foxes give birth.
If we're lucky, we'll catch a glimpse of the kits when mama brings them out of their den.

Please stay well and find something that inspires you daily.
May moments of hope uplift you.

Thank you for visiting.

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