The thermometer read -9°F (-23°C). I lagged behind our normal start time for our morning hike/ride while spent extra time donning many layers of warm clothes. I started out on my snowbike with Shyla next to me - because I knew that I'd be warmer pedaling than hiking. We headed straight up to the sunrise plateau. We were a little late for sunrise but it was still pretty. Near the left border of the photo, birds (tiny black specks) were flying in the frosty air.
When we arrived at home at the end of our ride, I thought that it would be fun to have Shyla wear some of my warm head and neck gear. She's a good sport about photos like this one!
After I headed out on my own, I followed the tracks of a galloping canine for a short distance in the fresh layer of snow that had fallen overnight.
As of this evening, the cold snap hadn't broken, and the sky over the Divide showed it.