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Getting up in the early morning to a fresh covering of snow is like a magical wonderland.  Wednesday morning October 31, 2018 Salida saw it’s first covering of snow for the season. As is typical to this Banana Belt region the sun came out and melted most of the snow from Salida streets and backyards by mid afternoon.

It’s reported that areas around Mt. Princeton saw close to 12 inches of snow (technically Chalk Creek Canyon had already had snow earlier in October, so it wasn’t the first snow to arrive there). Here in Salida, it’s hard to say how much fell; it might be stretching it a bit to say possibly 3 inches, but the snow was a welcomed scene on a fine Halloween day.

Newly fallen snow on Tenderfoot Mountain.

Arkansas River walk way at the boat ramp in Salida.

First sticking snow of the season along the Arkansas River at the Salida boat ramp.

Tree on G street Salida carrying the weight of the freshly fallen snow.

Pointy Jones Peak in the distance. Jones peak is 1.14 miles north of Mt. Shavano and rises to 13,604 feet in the Sawatch Mountain Range.

Halloween snowfall.

Burros hanging out along the Arkansas River.