Six of us met at the Montgomery market, and proceeded up Route 58 to Hazens Notch winter parking. Leaving two cars, we all crammed into one for the ride to Jay Pass.
We were soon headed south with plenty of snow under our shoes, and not a cloud in the sky. The trail started out easy to follow, but the blazing soon alternated between fresh, ancient and non-existent. We reached Buchanan Mountain just in time for lunch.
The woods are very open and park-like up there, which really lead to losing the trail, as there are no clippings to follow. Although the 6.8 miles turned into 7.6 with the additional wandering around, everyone thought it was a terrific trip. The trip to the cars was only a mile, which was much appreciated.
Trip Leader: Darryl Smith
Attendees: Bruce Bushey, Mary Lou Recor, Lynda Hutchins, David Hathaway and Laurelae Oehler.