I woke up early on New Years day and hit the trails. I watched the sunrise at 10,000′ in fresh Colorado powder snow. It was -6F when I drove off the pavement onto the trail and a balmy 2F when I got back on the pavement 3 hours later.
For those of you who know Colorado, I took FR 550 to FR 543 to FR211 in the Pike National Forest. It’s a simple loop, but at sunrise with fresh powder on the trail it’s beautiful.