Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rocky Mountain National Park's Trail Ridge Road

This photo was taken on Trail Ridge Road earlier this morning, showing a Park Ranger measuring the snow along the side of the road - where he's measuring the height is 22 feet. Trail Ridge Road is usually open to traffic by the Memorial Day weekend - it won't be this year. There are still a large number of snow avalanches and rock slides across the road that have yet to be cleared so that the public can drive across the Continental Divide at over 12,000 feet. It is still snowing in a lot of areas above 9,000 feet. - Boulder? We're a little bit higher than a mile, even though the town is located in a valley. I can look west every day and still see snow-capped mountains behind the Front Range....
And think good thoughts for the nation's midsection - the tornadoes have started up again.

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