|Sleeping Ute Mountain from Montezuma Valley Overlook, on the North Rim of Mesa Verde.|
The road was icy but not treacherous to my all wheel drive RAV4. No slipping and sliding, just go slowly.
At the Montezuma Valley Overlook I got out of my vehicle, but immediately pulled on my boots' traction devices. Otherwise it was apparent that I would be on my butt in just a step or two down the inclined sidewalk.
|The icy sidewalk at Montezuma Valley Overlook, at dawn.|
|Every photographer's favorite snag (standing dead tree) at Montezuma Valley Overlook.|
|Snowy coating to the North Rim of Mesa Verde. It wouldn't last long.|
|Icy road through one of the hillside cuts as sunrise colors tinge the clouds, Mesa Verde.|
|Dry roads in the afternoon.|
|Snow has melted on the south facing slopes and the road, anything not in shadow.|
|Montezuma Valley Overlook in the afternoon. No need for traction devices anymore. You could have a picnic in the sun.|
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