Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday Night Inversion Run

Check out the atmospheric inversion evident the in background of this photo. The "steam" from power plants on the left is rising just a bit before hitting an invisible ceiling and spreading right over downtown Denver (right side). Nice yellow haze. Ick. The air up here on the hillside is probably a bit better -- I hope.

Tuesday evening's workout: 1 mile on the stationary bike to loosen up, 5 minutes on the treadmill to warm up the legs and make sure they're fine, then a run around the block: 3.25 miles, 38 minutes, and 290 feet of gain.


  1. This is the first I've seen of this in your pictures. I have heard that the inversion layer makes the smog really bad in Denver, but in your pictures the surrounding area looks magnificent.

  2. Luke, it all depends on the weather. Some days it's crystal clear and I can see the control tower at the airport 35 miles away. But it's a big city and it does have some haze on average.

    I also tend to take pictures in the west suburbs near the mountains, rather than downtown. It's a bit higher and closer to the mountains, and the air seems better.