Ascending La Manga

The winding road between Cumbres Pass and La Manga Pass was easily the biggest dose of winter I’ve had in years. The wind had sculpted endless ripples in the snow reminiscent of sand dunes. The evening light was beginning to highlight the snow, giving tinges of pink and orange. We pressed on into Southern Colorado, not wanting to get stuck on the mountain past sunset, given the storm that was quickly rolling in. It was a fitting conclusion for an epic day.