New Mexico Burning

I was at about 9,500 feet this afternoon west of Los Alamos, NM, when it turned very cold and rainy.

 On the drive back down, I could see a massive storm covering the Sangre de Cristo mountains about 20 miles north of Santa Fe.

When the air cleared this evening, fresh snow became visible above 12,000 feet on the Truchas Peaks, where I used to work as a wilderness ranger.

In order to get a smooth coating on the mountains like that, the snow has to be about a foot deep. I was born here over 60 years ago, and have never seen anything like this in June.

These mountains were on fire this week in 1890, when CO2 was much lower and humans hadn’t overheated the atmosphere yet.

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