Ah yes, “first snow New Mexico”. It’s always a bit of a downer as the days get shorter, we turn the clocks back and the temps drop to the single digits but there is a bright side. The first snow. The date was November 16, 2014.
The reason for venturing out on this cold snowy morning was my desire to capture an image of the Bighorn Sheep that live in and around the gorge. For years I have photographed these awesome creatures but never in a full blown snow storm but, alas it was not to be. First, I was late in getting out and the weather was beginning to clear. Secondly, none were sighted. LoL
It was near blizzard conditions (See my earlier blog here.) as I set out for the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument from my Ojo Caliente home. The road from Highway 285, through Carson, to the West Rim Road was already showing signs of the warmth from the sun as the clouds began to breakup. I stopped off at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and then dropped off the rim down to the Rio Grande river.
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