January 8, 2006

The temperature was just cold enough to freeze over most of the wet spots on the Jerusalem Trail as we started out, and heavy, pristine snow clung to the branches in the open woods. Once up on the ridge we headed south and managed to lose – and find – the LT several times, turning parts of the hike into an unadvertised, mini-bushwhacking experience. When mid-day approached, we turned around shy of the summit, and retraced our snow shoe tracks into – and out of – the brush. Descending along the Jerusalem Trail early in the afternoon, we met a number of sledders heading up, who thanked us for packing down the trail.

Participants – Mary Keenan, Gie Lee, Dot Myer, Phil Schlosser, Suzanne Daningburg.