Photo Essay: A Winter's Walk

March 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

A walk through Cuchara and up to CK rocks on a cold and foggy day. All images captured with 35 mm prime at f/1.8, minimal post. (Scroll to the bottom for a harrowing tale of survival in the wilderness!)

My Survival Epic (OK, not so much)

I took these photos while our family was in Cuchara for Spring Break. On Friday the girls went to Pueblo for the day and I stayed behind to work. In the late afternoon I went out for a walk with my camera to take some pictures of the beautiful freezing fog that was hanging over town. As I was wandering, I came across the CK Rocks Trail and decided to hike a little ways up the trail. I didn't turn around until I reached the rocks at the top. As I headed back down, I slipped and all my weight came down on my foot which was pointed backwards underneath me. There I was, alone on a rugged trail above a nearly deserted town in winter, my wife and kids were gone for the day and would not be home until well after dark, and no one even knew I had left home or where I had gone! Fortunately, I was able to get up and carefully walk back down (although here it is early Monday morning and I'm wide awake typing this post while my ankle throbs). So please remember to hike with a companion or at least make sure someone knows where you are because a camera is no help at all when you get injured. But I did get some great photos!


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