Snow levels were less than what I anticipated but still, the snow covered things nicely for the most part. The temperature never got above 25ºF (-3ºC), but no wind so that helped. Still, I kept the heated grips on Scarlett turned to the highest setting as I'd not bothered to put on the grip covers.
First we wandered along the car route, noting many of the turn-offs were closed, probably due to the snowy conditions when off the main pavement.
Still, there were occasions for some pictures with Scarlett:
The overcast skies had a slight glow to them that I found quite nice
Scarlett and I then motored over to the Bison enclosure and soon enough found a herd of them off to the side of the road by about 200 or more feet. They were just peacefully grazing through the snow, unmindful of myself and about 5-6 cars with folks taking pictures of them.
To give you an idea of how far the Bison were from the road
Using the telephoto lens with digital zoom....not too bad a resolution
the main herd
I spied three Bison crossing the road further on but by the time I was able to motor closer, they'd finished crossing the road and had entered a gated area. Oh well.
Triple Nickel! Get it?
As we made our way out of the bison enclosure area, we stopped briefly to take a picture of the Denver Downtown Skyline.
The ride home was just ahead of the rush hour, and aside from one wrong turn, no big deal though it reminded me of how nice it is now that I don't have to commute to work!