Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sand Dunes to Wolf Creek to Durango to Gunnison

Had a few problems with Blackberry not allowing me to post to my blog. I have reverted to the old template and it seems to work. Just a bit behind.

Wednesday I dropped off a batch of film for processing before heading south. About 4 and a half hours later we were at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Clouds hid the 14000 foot peaks from view and the dunes had dull lighting. Not much sign of snow either, just the odd patch here and there.
I walked out towards the dunes with Rob just as the dunes disappeared from view as a snow blizzard blew in. It was quite unpleasant but only lasted about 30 minutes then the clouds broke up to reveal blue sky.
The dunes were transformed. It was magical. Can't wait to see the pictures, I ran off 10 rolls in a couple of hours.

Next day was a ski day at Wolf Creek. It snowed continually so just took a few snowy tree shots for Christmas card images. From here it was west in appalling conditions to Durango.
All roads seemed to be closed around us so we stayed an extra night and snowshoed in the local hills in deep snow.
We checked out 2 of the 5 breweries. The Carver and Steamworks both had excellent beers on tap.

Today we escaped west then north, calling in briefly to Telluride before moving on to Gunnison, our base for 2 nights.
Tomorrow we ski Crested Butte.
Forecast is good for a change so maybe I will be able to take some big views. Hope so.
Found the brewery in Gunnison and tried their brews.
Dave butcher
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