At the present time, our plan is to have a hike or snowshoeing regularly on Mondays, meeting before 10 a.m. at the
Monday, December 1, 2014
Dec. 1 Hike
Ten hikers took the familiar trail to the Lost Lake area, had a scenic lunch, and then kept going South-West-North on animal trails, ridges and valleys. A red truck awaited 4 drivers to complete the loop back to the starting place. It's rather hard to believe that we're trekking on snow maybe 2 inches deep and about half the time on bare ground.
No snowshoes needed
Douglas-fir root–ancient, serpentine, on-the-rocks of the lookout where we ate lunch.
Pat's hobbit gate--two other ancient Douglas-firs.
Can you find Lost Lake's home ground? As dry as any of us have seen it. Not every tree has been "bugged". Spruce submitted;
healthy Douglas-fir, aspen, bristlecone pine (left foreground), limber pine, two species of fir frame Del Norte Peak.
We followed animal trails down the West side of the cliffs that arise W of the "lake."
Aha--our ride awaits.
South Fork Visitor Center.
We may add other hikes during Christmas break, as we have requests by visiting hikers.
Check with the Visitor Center 719-873-5512 or Doug Knudson 719-873-5239.