Wednesday, March 16, 2013
Once again, Fort Collins is filled with smoke. It being the second day of nice weather and of course, the mountains had to be on fire. If just didn't feel right to have such nice weather and the mountains not burning, and then, on Friday this fire started.
It looks like people were allowed back into their homes right around when these photos were taken, which is surprising considering how bad it looks.
You can see Horsetooth reservoir in this photo at the bottom to give you a sense of how big the fire actually is.
Wednesday, March 18, 2013
Fort Collins St. Patrick's Day Parade
Wednesday, March 24, 2013
It probably wasn't the best weekend to go on a trip into the mountains. Actually, it was a horrible weekend according to the weather. With about an hour of the trip consisting of going down Vail-Vail pass at 5mph in the worst whiteout conditions I've ever seen, the drive could have been better. Not only the drive there, but the drive back was even worse with a spring blizzard in the Denver area. However, about a half-hour past Vail-Vail pass, the roads were perfectly clear with just a little bit of water on the roads. How's that for Colorado weather? The rest of the day in Glenwood Springs and the next day were perfect weather (low 40's) considering the time of the year.
Considering how bad the roads were coming up here and back, I expected much much worse...