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Blanca Massif

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:13 am

Thought I'd share this shot of the Blanca Massif at dawn, taken January 23, 2011.


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Re: Blanca Massif

Postby RobertPetrowsky » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:21 am

As always, you have fantastic shots!

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Re: Blanca Massif

Postby MUni Rider » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:19 am

Wonderful, once again.
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Re: Blanca Massif

Postby mountainmicah83 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:17 am

I bet it is 50 below with wind chill up there right now!
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Re: Blanca Massif

Postby traderaaron » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:25 am

mountainmicah83 wrote:I bet it is 50 below with wind chill up there right now!


Air temp is likely near what it is on the eastern plains where I am, wind chill is likely lower though.

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Re: Blanca Massif

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:32 am

mountainmicah83 wrote:I bet it is 50 below with wind chill up there right now!


I went to the gas station yesterday. I started to pump gas and got back in the car, my thumb hurting from the windchill.

Then I thought about climbing all that warm rock at 14,000 feet up there last Saturday with no gloves, right?

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Re: Blanca Massif

Postby Mark A Steiner » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:54 am

Fine shot indeed.

One thing I noticed in my travels along US 285, 50, 550 and Colorado 145 is a diminishing snow pack since Christmas. Tha Blanca Massif shows this to be true as well.
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Re: Blanca Massif

Postby huffy13 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:42 pm

Awesome picture! I love the Blanca Massif and it's prominence over the San Luis Valley. It's really no wonder why the natives consider it as such a significant site. Just awesome, thanks for sharing that.
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Re: Blanca Massif

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:14 pm

Mark A Steiner wrote:Fine shot indeed.

One thing I noticed in my travels along US 285, 50, 550 and Colorado 145 is a diminishing snow pack since Christmas. Tha Blanca Massif shows this to be true as well.


That may be about to change, as the CAIC weather suggests the Sangre may be favored with this week's storm.

Glad to have taken advantage of the opportunity, though. Blanca TR up, one more on the way...

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Re: Blanca Massif

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:16 pm

huffy13 wrote:Awesome picture! I love the Blanca Massif and it's prominence over the San Luis Valley. It's really no wonder why the natives consider it as such a significant site. Just awesome, thanks for sharing that.


You're welcome. More at the Blanca TR from 1-23-11, just posted earlier today.

No kidding, some of the coolest views are in the southern Sangre looking out to the Valley. I love that, too.



Thanks again for you kind complements.

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