Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Winter in June

After several days of 80F+ weather the tables turned and June 6th took us back to March weather!

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Snow on Thousand Lake Mountain north-east of Torrey

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Peeking at winter on Boulder Mountain

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The Teasdale Stegosaurus

After taking a few pictures around town I headed up into the high country on Utah 72, known as Sweeper Madness to it's motorcycling friends.
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Sweeper Madness

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The wind was blowing so hard up here the snow was plastered to the sign. This viewpoint is at about 8000 feet, it was 34F with a 50+ mph wind gusting higher, at times it was hard to stand up and my ears froze!

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Looking east over Cathedral Valley to the Henry Mountains

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Looking south at Hen Hole Peak

From here I continued over 72 to I70 but stayed off the freeway and took the remnants of old US 50 which is a dirt "frontage" road for most of the way to Salina. In the Torrey area the snow settled down to about 7000 feet (right above town) but while I was eating lunch at Mom's Cafe in Salina, which is quite a bit lower, there was a raging blizzard outside.
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