The numbers of cases were quickly decreasing by the time the death toll reached 500,000. It was a death toll is larger than the total number of U.S. soldiers killed in action in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined, and a huge number we couldn't comprehend.
Coming back from Moab, there was "scheduled maintenance" on Vail Pass. It was closed in both directions. We waited some at Vail, but decided to go over Tennessee Pass to Leadville to Copper Mountain over Freemont Pass. A long slow drive, but beautiful winter scenery.
We stopped halfway down the mountain to take in the wide view of Spanish Valley, Canyonlands, and the snow-peaked Henry Mountains in the distance. Then we turned around and the sun was just rising over the La Sals. We put finally on gloves when our fingers got frostbite cold.
There were so many places we had to stop and take in the views as we passed frozen waterfalls and scenic overlooks This type of trip was new to us. We had opted for riskier challenges in past years. This was an easy road and we knew we'd be able to take it again and see it anew.
There were no tracks in the new snow except those of wildlife. We stopped whenever we wanted to look. The snow sparkled in bright sun and the temperature was perfect. With a name like Sand Flats, we didn't expect steep canyon walls, frozen waterfalls, and switchbacks.
NEW! NEW! NEW!
New amazing kit "I love winter" by Mimilou Designs
(MD) available now at Digital-crea:
Over the years, the grandkids have broken most of the village
and the train disappeared but we do still use the same tree
and most of the ornaments I brought with me when we
first married still hang on that tree....
Winter Joy Kit by Kimberly Stewart;
Winter Joy Alpha by...