Posts Tagged ‘Parks’

Spring snowfall in Wash Park

Well spring has hit Denver and so has our first big ,wet spring snow storm.  The beauty of a spring storm can sometimes be overlooked by the damage that comes along with this heavy, wet snow.  Power outages, downed tree limbs and power lines, and lots of slush are but a few of the consequences of a heavy spring snow.  But let’s not dwell on all that and just see what beauty comes of a spring snowfall in Wash Park. 

Most snow storms hit us from the north, as seen with the accumulation on some of these north facing trees and light posts. 

These heavy, wet spring snow storms can take a toll on trees and shrubs that hold snow like a magnet holding metal filings.  Most trees are resilient and strong enough to hold on until the melt happens.

But in Denver this scene will be transformed in a mere few days.  Erased by the sun as if it never happened and the park will be abuzz with bikes, roller blades and children running about forgetful of what the neighborhood looked like just few days prior.  Remember, Denver has approx. 300 days of sunshine a year, so we just look at these springtime snowstorms as a great way to get some water in the ground and help make it a greener summer.

The residents of the park don’t seem to have been affected by the snow at all.

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Some pics of our recent visit to Mt. Evans

I just wanted to drop in a few pictures of Sandra and my most recent visit to the top of Mt. Evans  2 days before closing for the season.  If you’ve never been to the top, please go and check it out after it  re-opens on May 28, 2010.

It was an unbelievable drive in the Mini and better yet, for the hard core road cyclists , it is an amazing training ride.  When I bike it, I  usually start in Bergen Park and do Squaw Pass and then head up Mt. Evans.  Many choose to start in Idaho Springs and head up from the other side.  Either way, it’s worth the pain, ride.

Enjoy the “visit”.

Kirk Hartshorn – 720-244-5454  Ride On!

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