We love to poke fun at anyone who says “If you don’t like the weather here, just wait a few minutes” since everybody seems to think that their little piece of the country is unique in that regard, but we have to say if you don’t like the weather here in the mountains, just wait a few days.

We wanted to take the R-Pod out for a test run to ensure our systems and processes are 100% before we head out on any longer trips, so we booked a Sunday/Monday stay at Horsetooth Reservoir about 14 miles east of us in the foothills.

Watching a winter storm heading in, we were lucky to be able to move our reservation forward to Thursday/Friday nights and even stay in the same campsite.

This proved to be a huge thing, because by the time we would have been checking in on Sunday the weather had already went south.

Most of our systems worked out well, and we figured out improvements as to how my office will work, how to utilize all the storage, and what little tweaks will make travel more enjoyable.

Now we’re sitting in the cabin watching big fat fluffy flakes falling, with about 6″ on the ground and up to 16″ forecasted here at elevation. Quite a change from sweating in the sunshine only a couple days ago!

Soaking It In

Soaking It In
Colette enjoys watching the hills change hue as the sun slowly sets behind us.


Reservoir Camping

Reservoir Camping
Not a bad little spot to test our systems close to home!


Horsetooth

Horsetooth
The reservoir by moonlight.


Falling

Falling
The snow, it is a’fallin.


Poor Little Pod

Poor Little Pod
The poor little pod goes from chilling in the sun at the lake to shivering under the covers only a few days later.


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Winter Storm Warning

Start  Monday, May 10, 3:00 PM MDT

End  Tuesday, May 11, 3:00 PM MDT

Source: U.S. National Weather Service

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM MDT TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches, with locally heavier amounts possible and the heaviest snowfall expected above 7500 feet.

* WHERE…Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range, The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks, The Northern Front Range Foothills, and The Southern Front Range Foothills.

* WHEN…Until 3 PM MDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Roads will likely become slick and hazardous. Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the Monday morning and evening commutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for Colorado can be obtained by calling 5 1 1 or by going to www.cotrip.org .