Hike Distance: 9.7 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 360.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1562 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 50058 feet
I really didn’t think there would be much snow on this hike but was so glad I took my Kahtoola micro-spikes with me! The hike began by ascending straight up for the first few miles. At about the 1800 foot elevation I hit the snowline. From that point on the snow just got deeper, and I found myself in about 4-8 inches of the white stuff.
Despite all the snow, the air temperature felt fairly warm, and I was quite comfortable! I had previously seen a waterfall on one of the abandoned roads, but, the road ended before I could get close enough for a picture. 😦
I took a longer way back to the trailhead in order to avoid some of the snow, since it was out in the open and exposed to sunshine. I saw four deer on this hike but they were quick to get out of photograph distance.
Such a wonderful day to be in the outdoors!