Gary and I went snowshoeing this weekend. We left the house and walked up to North Lake, which at 9200 feet, is about 700 feet above us. As we started up, snow began falling. Up at the lake, we did need to put our snowshoes on and we had a nice hike up to the North Lake campground.
|Gary headed toward the campground|
I run dogs on a cart up here in the fall. There is great snow up here now - almost a foot - and if I could get my sled up to the lake I'd love to run the dogs here in the winter too. Unfortunately, the road that takes us up here is windblown and south facing so it is often snow free even when there is a lot of snow elsewhere.
North Lake is a favorite for fall color photographers who show up by the hundreds in September. They are very nice however quite oblivious to what is going on around them as they stand in the middle of the road with their cameras and tripods. We almost took a few out when we were carting here in the fall. Here's a then and now look at a often photographed site above the lake:
In the last few days I have taken them to some longer trails that are now cold enough to run on. Yesterday we ran in the Buttermilks, a favorite bouldering area for local climbers.
That's it for now. Next week, I'll start introducing the team!