Dusty Colorado From the Air

Sawatch Range Colorado aerial photo

[+] Here’s some photos from a flight today over the Colorado Rockies, from Denver to Montrose. I had a window seat on the south side of the plane, with good views of the Sawatch and Elk Mountains. I noticed that the snow became more and more dusty towards the west side of the mountains; the western-most peaks were completely smothered in orange/brown dirt.

More photos below.

Dust covered mountains in Colorado
Chocolate snow.

Brown snow
It is clearly evident how profoundly the Arizona dust storms have affected the mountains in western Colorado. What a shame.

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