December didn't shut down our riding completely.
Early in the month, we had a few sunny days, like the one pictured above on Wolf Mountain.
The snow isn't deep yet, but the temperatures are dropping. Still, we were comfortable enough riding in Ouray National Wildlife Refuge on December 9th.
Yesterday we rode in Sand Wash, on dirt roads north of Highway 40. The thermometer read 23 degrees F. No sun. Light wind. Cold!
Unless we have a warming trend before the big snow that could come any day now, we're hanging up the saddles for 2011. We had a good run, 910 miles since we started the riding season in February with forays to Canyonlands.
For the next few weeks, we'll be hanging around the old homestead. (Fortunately, our homestead has a roof and central heating, unlike this abandoned cabin.)