Elevation Dependence

By:  Greg
May 11, 2010 2:17 pm | Category: General Interest, Skiing

I had a chance to shoot some scenics of Mount Mansfield on Monday. The air was crisp and super clear, and the contrast of the mountain and the valley was astonishing. The most striking thing this time of year is how elevation dependent our late season snow falls are, in particular the Mother’s Day Storm. While the summit is still clearly in winter mode, the valley has returned back to spring in a heartbeat. Here’s a few shots from the “roll”
Leaf struggles to stay above the surface

Mansfield over a farm field being sown

A turn in the river

I guess avalanche danger is still too high.
Smuggler's Notch closed May 10th

Control work.
Control work near Stowe

I often think of one of my favorite poems by Ernest Johnstone on a day like Monday: We give them the best the Kingdom provides; They have everything here that they want, But not a Vermonter in Heaven abides; A very brief period here he resides, Then hikes his way back to Vermont.

FULL TR NOW UP: The Great and Improbable Mother’s Day Mother Load

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  1. cathy
    wrote on May 11th, 2010 at 2:45 pm  

    Beautiful and Bittersweet.

  2. powhounddd
    wrote on May 11th, 2010 at 3:16 pm  

    excelente. really really good, I think that second (or maybe the third) pic ought to make it to a calendar so I can stare at it for weeks…

  3. christian
    wrote on May 11th, 2010 at 5:44 pm  

    dude, i don’t see any MHL’s floating in the beer couloir…tub copter?

    • Greg
      wrote on May 11th, 2010 at 10:38 pm  

      nah man the tub copter is in the shop. we toasted this day…

  4. Jtoots212
    wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 8:20 am  

    nice. what a fantastic time of year to catch the beauty of new england. there really is no place like it. the second picture is fantastic.

    • Greg
      wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 3:16 pm  

      Thanks Jtoots! It really is incredible what we have right here in Vermont.

  5. Jay
    wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 8:49 am  

    Great shots!!

    Love your photography! Always a pleasure to view the shots you share!

    • Greg
      wrote on May 12th, 2010 at 11:45 am  

      Thank you very much Jay! And thanks for checking in.

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