Monday, November 17, 2014

1st snowshoe hike of the season

Monday, November 17: Eleven of us had a rolling hills hike in fresh snow, a route packed down a little by snowmobiles. Our snowshoes seemed to function efficiently, even though some were old and others were new and untried.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, we'll go back to simple hiking shoes at a lower level.  So far, two voters have selected Farmer's Creek Trail, near Creede.  Meet before 9 a.m. at South Fork Visitor Center.  Creede hikers can join us at the trail-head at about 9:30. --Doug Knudson  873-5239
Mush, ye huskies!


Sparkling snow, 2 feet deep--fun for walking; beautiful to behold


View from our trail on the Western Slope 


This is the turn-around spot, he said.


We walked in the high watershed of Wolf Creek, where it is still a series of rivulets


More of the Wolf Creek high watershed. The creek collects, plunges over several falls, then joins the San Juan River

11 snowshoers got to try out their well-rested equipment. Remarkably, it all functioned properly after a little organization.



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