.The mountain phenomenon of “ice out” has occurred at Trout Lake in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado.
Springtime is always beautiful. But this year it’s also important to put things into context. It has been a very dry winter, and even drier spring. Sure, things green up much earlier — where there is enough water. Plants and wildlife adjust accordingly, as best they can. We will see what the rest of the spring and early summer bring in southwest Colorado.
Just a couple of weeks earlier, things looked much different. Above is what it looked like on April 28. The snow was gone from the shores, and the lowering lake level had the ice sunken and ready to break up.
One more jump back in time, to late winter on February 28 and it was certainly wintry. And gorgeous.
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Photo Location: Trout Lake, San Miguel County, Colorado.
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