You can always tell temperatures have dipped below normal when the photographers – hardy creatures at home in jungle conditions and other extreme weather – begin to find creative excuses for coming back in and huddling around the coffeemaker.
Shooter Craig Cannon noticed the unhoused coming out of back alleys and wooded groves where they usually shelter overnight, approaching local police and requesting assistance when the mercury started falling to new levels. Cannon, no stranger to mountain conditions, stayed out as long as he could – finally calling it quits in the wee hours when temperatures dropped into the mid-20s.
“That’s it for me,” he messaged, and we didn’t blame him. It felt like most folks were staying close to home and hearth and that made sense to us, with reports of black ice on some local roads and travel a slightly dicier proposition than normal.
Craig snapped a few photos to document the below-freezing weather before coming back in. We’re not sure if 28 degrees was an absolute low for the area but if not it was close…