Re: When to dig in or get out
Congrats on a successful hunt, and on returning safely as well.... If you were in GMU 44 west of Sylvan Lake, I took a series of still pictures of the snow "boiling" over Mt. Thomas and McKenzie taken from the top of Sneve's Gulch.
Mid-morning on Tuesday of Second Rifle Season, I was laying out on the side of the mountain in the sage, warm, comfy, soaking up the sun, and watched the snow just start pourng over Mt. Thomas and McKenzie down toward Leed Reservoir and on down to Sylvan Lake. Snow did not stick at 9500 ft and below the way it did above 10,000. But just witnessing the event from several miles away was enough to prompt me to gather my gear and get ready to head down toward the cabin.
Growing up in Kentucky, it was amazing for me to watch the weather in the Colorado Rockies change from sunny, calm, warm, (too warm to hunt), to snow blowing horizontally in a matter of 30 to 45 minutes...