Friday, April 24, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: The Sneffels Range

From the overlook on highway 62, part of the Continental Divide, Mt. Sneffels stands tall at 14,150 feet above sea level. Mt. Sneffels is only 7 miles or so straight from Telluride, but it takes 30 minutes to reach this overlook by car, and even longer when accessing the trailhead in Yankee Boy Basin, by 4-wheel drive only. We camped as close as we could to Sneffels when my husband hiked it a couple of years ago.

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8 comments:

Lois said...

What a beautiful sky above those equally beautiful mountains!

Dewdrop said...

That is a wonderful scene. Beautiful blue contrasting the snow-capped mountains.

Quiet Paths said...

Wow, magnificent view. What a blue, blue sky.

fishing guy said...

Lisa: Wonderful sky over the mountains, what a beautiful range.

Tricia said...

Mmmm - so beautiful.

JM said...

Wonderful scenery!
What was the temperature when you camped there? :-)

Lisa Wilson said...

I think it did get down to 32 degrees F as we were at about 11,000 feet in elevation and it was late August, beginning of autumn up there and the wildflowers were dying.

JM said...

OMG! You are brave! 32ºF (OºC) is absolutely freezing for us! :-)))