Journalist • Photographer

Bobby Magill is a senior science writer for Climate Central in New York and a journalist who has covered fracking and the environment in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001. 

Playing with a John Deere at 12,000 feet makes a journo's heart go pitter pat

Today was media day on Trail Ridge Road at Rocky Mountain National Park. You know what that means? It means a convoy of Park Service-escorted journos gets to drive to 12,000 feet on the still-closed Trail Ridge Road and watch a massive John Deere shoot snow 100 feet across the highway.

There's nothing quite like watching a giant rotary snow plow give Mother Nature a little of her own stuff, because seeing a man-made canyon slicing through 20 feet of snow just makes you feel good...

... until Mother Nature shows us who's really in charge: