Monday, March 10, 2014

East Alder Creek Hike

What a great day--early March, up E. Alder Creek's road/trail produced sunny views of pines, D-fir, and aspen with plenty of shrubs beginning to look like Spring.  The ground was damp. The "Thumb" was tall and showed off its many neighbors for those who looked closely.  Del Norte Peak and Beaver Mountain rose up on the South side of the Rio Grande Valley.  This 4-mile walk seemed just right for all, so Wayne suggested a 5-miler to help us grow.
Welcome to Dwayne Rue, whose storehouse of  knowledge of this forest will enrich our future hikes.
Next Monday, we'll try either snowshoes or boot hike.  Meet before 10 a.m. at the South Fork Visitor Center. Next Tuesday (not tomorrow), join us for the Silverthread Club supper and meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center
--Douglas Knudson
Nine hikers hit the road


Linda contemplates an early Spring


Forest at rest


Once containers for two brains


It's a squeeze


The Thumb


The hand (and more)


Beaver Mtn from the other side of the valley


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