|Izaak Walton Inn in Essex|
First destination is Essex and the Izaak Walton Inn. We are just checking things out . Here in the heart of the mountains there has been a lot of snow . 5 to 6 feet on the side of the road into the Inn. The road itself has at least 6 inches of packed ice . Up ahead are some car swallowing holes filled with slushy ice water. However I don't know they are there yet.
|Freeze Out Snow Geese|
jason savage photography . He has some nice captures of these birds as well as other wildlife .
|40,000 Snow Geese|
|Freeze Out Lake|
|Snow Geese preparing to take off|
|Taking off late afternoon|
|Wetlands near Freeze Out Lake|
nolong range vision , just following their internal compass.
|Dino in Bynum|
|The Front Range|
|Marias Pass with a good view of the Lewis overthrust|
Below is a nice 11 second video of the snow geese and all of their wonderful goose chat . Courtesy of Kathleen Speier .
This blog today is dedicated to Ana Claire who was born 5 years ago during the epic migration of the Snow Geese . Happy Birthday Ana !! May you grow to be just as brave and strong as these beautiful birds.