The common room at the Pitkin Hotel in Pitkin, CO where I processed photos and put this blog together tonight.
We left Boulder about 2:30 pm, and after various misguided directions from Google, stops to do photos, and a complete whiteout driving over one of the high passes on our way to Pitkin, CO from Boulder, we got to the hotel about 9:00. The drive would have been about four and a half hours straight through with out the directions issues, photo stops and whiteout.
These peaks are all over 14,000 feet about sea level.
We drove into the clouds, and into a whiteout driving over a pass in the mountains. We and two other cars pulled over, stopped and let our eyes adjust before slowing heading down the road with our emergency flashers on. The lines on the road were only visible for a couple of feet in front of us, and the reflectors on posts designated the edge of the road. We had to drive a few miles before we descended below the clouds and had a clear view of the road again.