Mt. Princeton Archives:
Mount Princeton - December 11, 2013
It is a sunny day with no wind. I think the temperature might be around 35 or 40! It feels so warm! Here's a photo of Mount Princeton taken from Chaffee County Road 361, near the Cielo Vista neighborhood, west of Buena Vista.
In other news, I fixed up my YouTube channel. Are you aware that I have 879 videos on there? Many of them show beautiful Colorado scenery in one form or another. :)
-Steve (December 11, 2013)
Mount Princeton and Mount Yale
Just south of Nathrop, I pulled over on the highway to capture this photo of Mount Princeton and Mount Yale. Such pretty mountains, aren't they?
-Steve (December 10, 2013)
Wind Blowing Snow On Top Of Mount Princeton
As a photographer, I can't stand clouds, windblown snow or anything that makes a landscape appear unclear. Since our most recent snowstorm, Mount Princeton has either been wholly or partially covered in clouds, or in the case of this morning, windblown snow makes the view of the mountain fuzzy. I guess I shouldn't complain though, right? :)
Lastly, I just want to remind you that I do accept donations. There's no pressure to give, ever. However, gifts of any amount help me and they improve my morale. Thank you for visiting and enjoying my photo journal!
-Steve (December 9, 2013)
Wonderful Snow in Buena Vista, Colorado
This was my beautiful snowy view of Mount Princeton from Buena Vista this afternoon. After two days of snowfall, we have been below freezing for three days now.
It's not too exciting, but check out my video of me driving on snow on Chaffee County Road 384.
-Steve (December 6, 2013)
*Negative 18 Degrees* In Buena Vista, Colorado
I snapped this photo as the day was beginning -- somewhere around 7:15 a.m. -- and it was -18 degrees at that point. The sun is fully out now, and we expect to reach a high of 15 or 16 degrees, so that's something.
Colorado received a lot of snow over the past two days. If I can get my car out of my driveway in Buena Vista, I promise to wander out and take more pictures of the beautiful snow and scenery. :)
-Steve (December 5, 2013)
Winter Scene - Colorado's Mount Princeton
I snapped a number of photos of Mount Princeton and it was a tough decision over which image to use. I went with this one -- I wanted something that was closer-up and I like this snowy winter scene.
I also made a video that shows the snow, mountains and WIND! Here: Windy Morning 12/2/13
-Steve (December 2, 2013)
The View From My Bedroom Window
I am so happy to announce that I've moved back to Buena Vista. Last month, I took a short-term rental in Salida (as part of my grand move back to Chaffee County from Grand Junction), but now things are a little more settled. For now, this is the view of Mount Princeton from my bedroom window. So beautiful!
Oh yes, the updates should be much more regular now. Stay tuned. :)
-Steve (December 1, 2013)
A White Thanksgiving in Buena Vista, Colorado
We're having a white Thanksgiving in Chaffee County. Wooooo hooooo I'm so happy!
Here's a beautiful photo of Mount Princeton with a bright blue sky and plenty of snow below. I love it. :)
-Steve (November 28, 2013)
Frantz Lake in Salida, Colorado
I snapped this photo of Mount Shavano, Mount Antero and Mount Princeton yesterday during my bike ride around Salida. Wow! Such a gorgeous mountain range. :)
In other news, on Sunday my friend Shana and I hiked to the top of Tenderfoot Mountain. It's an easy hike with stunning mountain views in all directions.
-Steve (November 13, 2013)
Southern Chaffee County
This afternoon I biked to the Fairview Cemetery and hiked up a hill to take in this beautiful view of Mount Princeton (left) and Mount Columbia (right). The Arkansas River Valley and Sawatch Range that comprise of Chaffee County make this such a special place!
-Steve (November 12, 2013)
Mount Princeton From Tenderfoot Mountain In Salida
In case you were wondering why in the world I'd move back to Chaffee County, Colorado, here's a picture that might explain why. In fact, maybe you should view all of my photos and videos from yesterday's hike of Tenderfoot Mountain in Salida.
-Steve (November 11, 2013)
Mount Princeton - Not A Shabby Mountain
This morning, I made this video while in Buena Vista. :)
-Steve (November 9, 2013)
A Pretty View of the Mountains
Since moving to Salida, this website has taken on a different feel, as many of my photos are taken from the southern end of Chaffee County. Here's a photo taken a few days ago, when I was somewhere near the Pinon Hills area outside of Salida. Mount Shavano is the lofty and pointed peak on the left.
In personal news, I've launched my business -- I offer counseling in Salida and to the surrounding communities. Wish me the best.
-Steve (November 8, 2013)
West Sackett Road In Salida, Colorado
Yesterday I snapped this photo of Mount Princeton while I was biking around Salida. (That road is West Sackett in Salida.) Also, here's my video of biking on F Street -- I love all the videos I produce for my YouTube channel. :)
-Steve (November 4, 2013)
The View From Poncha Pass
Yesterday I biked to Poncha Pass from Poncha Springs. It's a tough 7.5 miles with a 1500' elevation gain. At the top, one can see Mount Princeton -- it's the mountain on the far right. Mount Shavano is the tallest peak in the center. These mountains are so pretty, aren't they? :)
-Steve (November 3, 2013)
Mount Princeton - November 1, 2013
Okay, this is it. The photo above was taken this morning in Buena Vista, and it'll be my last photo of the mountain during this brief four-day stay in a friend's guest room in town. Today, if everything goes well, I'll be moving into a rental in Salida. And I'm won't lie: I'm nervous. Your prayers and encouragement are appreciated. In fact, your donations are welcome too. Don't be under any illusion that I'm wealthy. I'm making significant sacrifices to live in Chaffee County, and while I'm grateful to have a job, it does not pay well. I'll be scratching and clawing each month to make a living. Still though, I have so much to be thankful for.
Anyway, the plan is to continue to update this website on a regular basis, as there are views of Mount Princeton from the southern side of Chaffee County. It should be interesting to see the angles I come up with. :)
One last thing: On Thursday, I got in a hike on the Narrow Gauge Trail in Chalk Creek Canyon, an easy hike on an abandoned railroad grade with stunning mountain scenery.
-Steve (November 1, 2013)
Mount Princeton in Buena Vista, Colorado
It is pleasing to see that Gregg Drive in Buena Vista was recently paved from Highway 24 to Rodeo Road. And Mount Princeton (left) and Sheep Mountain (right) didn't look too shabby this morning either! :)
-Steve (October 30, 2013)