We had a smaller group than usual for this hike because the ski slopes were calling some potential hikers while the sales tax holiday lured others away. The five of us that did the hike were rewarded with a beautiful blue-sky day with temperatures reaching well into the 40s by the afternoon.

There was so much snow that the picnic table at the shelter was totally covered and the trail markers above the shelter were only a foot or so above the snow. Because of all the snow, some of us carried snowshoes but we didn’t need them since the snow was packed enough. When we got above tree line, the cameras came out and many, many pictures were taken. The views were picture postcard perfect. We had lunch in a sheltered spot on the top and were rewarded with brownies at the bottom. We couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Sheri Larsen leader, Rich Larsen, Peter Cottrell, Mary Keenan, Margaret Benn