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The Icelandic Beast Looms

“The Mount Sneffels Wilderness, found deep within the San Juan mountains of Colorado, is considered the Switzerland of America.”

—You, Me, and anyone who has ever witnessed this spectacular region

Though it was first deemed a wilderness in 1980, the story of Mount Sneffels begins closer to the end of the 1800s, when the Hayden Geological Survey team began charting land around current day Yellowstone National Park. Click HERE for more. After surveying one of the first great American parks, they moved through Colorado. The team named the 14,150 ft peak outside Telluride after the Icelandic name for ‘snowfield,’ which was also featured in Jules Verne’s book Jorney to the Center of the Earth. THIS article explains more.

Mount Sneffels Reflection

Mount Sneffels, between Ridgway and Telluride, CO

Acting under the Department of the Interior, Hayden and his group were the first Americans to scale some of our most magnificent peaks. But more importantly, they mapped these areas with great detail as well. Click HERE for more details. Without these brave men, we would not have the spectacular views, and the connecting highways that we take advantage of each day today.

Check back later this week for more details and images from © Rodeonexis Photography…brought to you by Jeremy Weir

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