Snowy Scenery - Photos On A Snowy Road (Chaffee County Road 339)
December 18, 2007 - I went joy riding for a
short while this morning and pulled over along Chaffee County Road 339, located about five west of Buena
Vista. As you will see on this page, many of
the roads are still covered in snow and ice!
The two adjacent photos are of Mt. Princeton (alt. 14,198). One of these shots will make
it on my Mt. Princeton web site for sure. ;)
The snow in the foreground is quite deep, probably in the three foot range, and the strong
wind coming off the mountains
today are shifting the snow.
Here is the northerly view from this road. Chaffee
County Road 339 intersects with Chaffee County Road 306 ("Cottonwood Pass Road")
where the drive-in movie theater is located. I drove to the southerly end of the
road where it intersects with the quiet country dirt road of Chaffee County Road 326.
The Buffalo Peaks stand way out there to the right.
Two views to the northwest. Red Deer Mountain
(top photo) largely blocks the view of Mt. Yale from
town, but as I traveled farther
along the road (bottom photo), I could see Mt. Yale's summit peaking its head.
The sun reflects on the snow and ice as I faced south.
Facing east at Chaffee County Road 326.
I was standing at the junction of Chaffee County Roads
339 and 326. Apparently this lovely and isolated dirt road is not plowed regularly when
it snows; Doesn't it look really pretty?
One more view. Sometimes I forget how "spoiled" I am to
live here with all of these amazing mountain views! :)