This is just one of hundreds of moments captured during my two week vacation back to Colorado for Christmas this year. Christmas has always been the most magical season for my family and this one was no exception. I plan to describe it properly with many more photos and stories of my snowy alpine adventures but for now, suffice to say that this is one of my favorite places on Earth and I am so unbelievably glad that I got to spend Christmas snowshoeing in the glittering winter wonderland at Sunlight Mountain that rises just South of Glenwood Springs.
This particular outing happened the day after a massive snow storm that lasted all night and left a thick woolly white blanket over the world. My mom and I got our workout by breaking trail through the untouched powder on our trek through the aspens and pines that sparkled in the crisp winter silence.