We drove east through the mountain pass yesterday, and I was really impressed by how much damage last week's freak snowstorm caused. The area shown here got 18 inches of snow in one day: thick, wet, goopy snow. Because the leaves were still on the trees, there was something for the snow to cling to, and many trunks 6-8" thick were snapped right off. Other trees were bowed flat to the ground. By the time I took this picture, a week later, the trees were valiantly fighting their way upright again. Time will tell if they make it.
A typical sight for miles along the highway.
The location of these photos is close to where Jim works. We went over for a barbecue with his shift, and then drove the extra two hours to see our daughter and son-in-law. And saw this group of bighorn sheep beside the highway.
Bighorn sheep along the road.
It was a long day, and my butt was really sore from sitting for ten hours (with a few breaks). Home at 11:30, and back to the salt mines this morning.