Forest Road Hike

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!

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