Words: Kevin Luby Photos: Alex Witkowicz (except where noted)
Storm chasing is a peculiar business. Decision-making is only as good as your intel. In our case, a large storm was forecasted to crush Colorado over the weekend of February 23. Supposedly it would be one of those big suckers that delivers snow to every corner of the state, but four days before the brunt of the storm was expected to arrive, a freak weather phenomena decided drop almost a foot in Telluride and kicked of what would become the biggest storm cycle in the recent memory of most locals.
Of course, I didn’t know that when I awoke in Boulder, Colorado, on Thursday, February 21. I simply saw 11 inches reported, and got the itch to go for a drive. I wasn’t fully convinced however. Telluride is a solid seven-hour trek from the Front Range. All I could do was watch, wait, and finish out the workweek.