Mesa Verde National Park is at an altitude of over 8000 feet. Normally a light dusting of snow falls in the winter. But…. this year as North America received an abundance of cold weather and snowfall this part of Colorado did not escape it. The park was open and one of the famous cliff villages was open for inspection. However the largest of all the “White Palace” could only be seen from the lookout. What an amazing place, and the sun shone through all afternoon making the preserved villages glow.