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Monday, September 15, 2014
Winter or Autumn?
It seemed surreal even though I always say that it snows in every month except July and August. Last Friday morning, the temperature was 24° and fresh snow coated the world.
Shyla stared at the world with a look of surprise.
She looked even more surprised as she ran through the freezing world.
To top it off, I was coming down with a cold so I wasn't particularly happy on our morning mountain bike ride. Shyla seemed to inform me that we needed to do something about this - like go to the Bahamas.
Instead, we opted to drive over the Continental Divide to the western slope, where weather reports said that it was sunny and gorgeous - typical Colorado fall weather. They were right.
We went up very high, well above 11,000', driving through golden aspen groves as we climbed in our LabMobile. From our campsite, we looked down upon the gorgeous world, replete with deep blue lakes, pine trees, and golden aspens.
After spending the morning in the winter world near our home, we were all happy to be in the autumn world of the western slope!
The sun was intensely warm at high altitude although the temperature plummeted at night. We curled up in our sleeping bags with the "Labraduo" heating system keeping us cozy.
We had a great weekend - more about that in coming days.