Well, the “working off the turkey” description convinced six (6) folks to get out on Sunday and do just that! We met at the trailhead at 8:30 am with quick intros and then up Nebraska Notch trail we headed.
Turned left onto the LT, Butler Lodge being our first destination stop. Stopped at the lodge for quick eats, then on our way to the Forehead via Wampahoofus. Fred and Jean decided they were not prepared to further the outing with the group, so headed back to the trailhead via the BL trail. Now at five, we headed for the very windy Forehead! Secured a bit of shelter, and made the decision to head to the Visitor Center, then our descent would be the Forehead Bypass, BL trail, then trailhead.
A bit of a discrepancy on what the total mileage ended up being as we went a bit further than originally anticipated. Got back to our vehicles at 3 pm. Ice here and there, little snow but microspikes were a must. A good day of fresh air was had by all!
Trip Leader: Robynn Albert
Photo Credit: Phil Hazen;
Hikers: Laurelae Oehler, Larry Gagne, Phil Hazen, Fred Royce, Jean Cannon, Dave Hathaway