Return To Mosquito Pass

By the time you read this, Mosquito Pass will be under a blanket of snow and closed for the season. In October of 2009, I encountered a snowstorm and deep drifts that stopped me a few hundred yards short of the Pass. Navigating the icy shelf road was an thrill to say the least. Some of my favorite exploration photos came from that stormy day. The trip was a bit less precarious and a bit more leisurely this year. The turning leaves and crisp fall weather made for a perfect drive from Fairplay, over Mosquito Pass into Leadville. When it comes to the pass roads of Colorado, I like to do them during the off season and on week days. It seems I get the mountains all to myself this way…

Links to my 2009 Mosquito Pass snow pics:

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