Last November, the Animas River was the lowest on record. The nearby Junction Creek was dry for the first time in 9 years. And the usually snowcapped San Juan Mountains were bald – a very scary sight considering last summer’s fire danger. That was until Saturday when it snowed and snowed and didn’t stop snowing until sometime late last night. And there’s more coming.
On the streets of Durango, locals strolled happily through the snow, smiling as if their Christmas wish had come true. Just about everyone here partakes in some form of winter activity – whether it’s snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or downhill skiing. To celebrate, I built a snowman and a giant pet rat… who eventually died to make the snowman bigger.