Went up for a little ski tour this morning above Ouray, and was surprised to find the mountains choked with forest fire smoke (on an otherwise blue sky day). A quick Google news search shows that a wildfire is raging in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona, which must be where all the smoke blew in from.
A rare indigenous San Juan alpine wolf.
9 thoughts on “Smoky Ski”
That is one ferocious looking wolf!
Yeah I made sure to keep my distance! 🙂
Thanks for the post. I just thought it was haze, but I think you are right about it being smoke. It sort of killed my photo plans for tonight. Love the wolf!
Yeah it was definitely smoke – campfire smell and all… Might have been a good sunrise; I’m not sure, I was sleeping then!
I guess the recent wolf sightings in the San Juans are indeed true. Be careful out there.
Definitely… I shot that photo with a 1200mm telephoto lens; I was a half-mile away.
Wow, so clear for so far away! Cute little thing, by the way. Awww. — Marilyn
It’s nice not to see the red dust so prevalent the last couple years. I wonder what harm, if any, the smoke does to the snowpack?
Yeah, there’s a bit of dust in the snowpack, but it’s not too bad, and definitely nothing like the last several years. I doubt that the smoke will have any effect on the snowpack.