March 2022 in Routt County, CO (& beyond) documented by Hallie Myhre.
The month of March went by fast! A somewhat unexpected fact is historically, Steamboat received more snow in March compared to any other month. This season it was not the biggest snow month at Steamboat Resort. However, storms still dumped 58 inches of fresh powder which made for some awesome skiing and riding. Not to mention there were also some nice bluebird days, perfect for sitting in the sun with a drink in hand.
A popular weekend trip for many Routt County locals is across the border to Moab Utah. Whether it’s for hiking, biking, horseback riding, off-roading, or just the warm weather there is a rush of visitors to the area this time of year. A little under 5 hours of driving is worth it for those looking for a red rock adventure.
I took a trip to Red Cliffs Lodge for a western photography workshop. The lodge is situated on the bank of the Colorado River and surrounded by red cliffs. The amazing views and the 80-degree weather were amazing, although I did miss a great weekend of spring skiing in the Boat.
At the beginning of March, I finished up my lambing season for the year. My last ewe to give birth had a set of triplets. All three were born alive, but as life happens one of the lambs didn’t make it. There are many hard situations when raising livestock, for me, this is one of the hardest. Sometimes there is nothing that can be done, it’s just nature, but it doesn’t make it any easier. The two of the three lambs that made it are growing quickly and the ewe is having a much better time making milk for two mouths rather than three. I am looking forward to watching my lamb crop grow, a green spring, and summertime!