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Pikes Peak As Seen From Our House

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pulpit Rock

A couple of weeks ago, before the big snows, I hiked up Pulpit Rock, which sits right off I-25 in Colorado Springs; it's a convenient hike when time is limited. As the name implies, It's basically a big rock, as seen in this photo.
The trail becomes quite steep towards the top. Socks loves to come with me on hikes and for such a small dog, he's amazing at bounding up and down these rocks.
From the top there is a panoramic view of the Front Range. Pikes Peak is in the center-right of this picture.
There are some interesting rock formations at the top.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Snow Wave

We just had the biggest snowstorm of the season, and the winds created a great wave of snow outside our front door.
Here's how I clear the snow. The intake on this snow blower is 21 inches in height, so that gives you an idea of how much snow I was clearing in places. I'm seeing drifts as high as 4 feet, and our road is completely impassable.
Hopefully these are the last snow pictures until next winter!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! Although once again it looks more like Christmas, as we woke up to 5 inches of fresh snow.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Centerport Mill Pond

This is the last of my posts from the New York trip. In Centerport, about an hour from New York City, there is a dam which creates a tidal pool called the Mill Pond, which is shown below.
Looking in the other direction from the dam, you see the end of a bay which lets out on the Long Island Sound.
On a clear day, the buildings in Connecticut are visible in the far distance. This picture is taken from the same location, but zoomed in instead of wide angle (in fact these this picture and the previous picture represent the extreme range of the photos I can take, wide-angle to telephoto).
These large gates swing open to let water into the pond when the tide is high, and as the tide goes down they swing closed as shown below. This keeps the water in the Mill Pond circulating and fresh but never lets the level get too low.
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