Snowshoe on the Grand Mesa Trip Update
On January 21 a group of six participants braved the cold and howling winds for a snowshoe trip on the Grand Mesa. The photograph that we used to advertise the trip was of a nice sunny day with bright blue skies accentuating pure white snow and a view off the mountain that let you see for miles and miles. On Saturday, January 21, the skies were gray with thick cloud cover, the winds reached gusts of close to 35 miles per hour, and visibility was limited to less than fifty yards.
Still, this hardy group learned how to tell the types of trees on the Grand Mesa apart, what birds were common to the area, the story of mankind’s use of the Mesa dating back thousands of years, and a demonstration on how the mountain was formed. We can’t always promise good weather on a Museum trip. But we can promise an adventure you won’t soon forget. And if that wasn’t enough to send participants home smiling, hot drinks at Blink Coffee always does the trick! Thank you to Cheryl Sweers for sharing the photographs.