Lazy logs settle in for a cold winter at the downstream end of Lake Odessa in Rocky Mountain National Park. Little Matterhorn appears in the distance just before cloud covered Notchtop Mountain and other peaks. You wouldn't know it, but this image was taken at sunrise - although the clouds blocked any of the beautiful morning light. Oh well, next time...

Thanks to friends Wayne Boland and Erik Page for having me join them and for showing so much patience waiting for my old & slow self. We saw some awesome terrain in our snowshoe trip that started from Bear Lake at 3:30 am and covered about 9 miles round-trip. In terms of weather, this was about as clear as it got all morning. And with plenty of new & falling snow, we saw no tracks for about a third of the trip. Even with all the challenges though (or maybe because of them), it was a whole lot of fun!

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