Sorry for the delay in posting this. Been busy a little as of late.
It was gorgeous weather here in Colorado on this day so the idea was to head up to the high country to do some snowshoeing. Peaceful Valley was if I remember correctly my first time ever on snowshoes well over 10 years ago. The snow was good, though not great in a couple of spots and it was rather windy a good part of the day. We encountered a number of people on mountain bikes on the trail and a few cross country skiers as well. All and all a good day to not be sitting on the couch, not that there is anything wrong with sitting on the couch(There’s a time and place for everything). Here are a few photos from that day, enjoy!
Mountain bikers and their really HUGE tires
Looking down over the edge
For some reason a Coors commercial comes to mind.
Which way? So many to choose!
Ahead on the trail
I shot pictures with my new camera, new to me anyway. As you know I lost my previous camera, my Olympus and since had bought another, two actually. This one I used this day is a Fuji Finepix S9000, it’s an older camera, an awesome deal I got on Ebay and I wanted something different than what I had previously and something older at the same time. I’m still getting used to all of it’s functions and settings, so be patient with me while I improve my use of it.
It’s been six weeks since my last outing and what better way to get back into in than to do some snowshoeing. I’ve hiked this trail numerous times, but never have done any snowshoeing on it. So today would be that day. No destination in particular just getting outdoors is the main objective.
Yea it’s me in my new jacket by Columbia
The parking lot first thing this morning
Over 3 feet right here
Other fellow outdoors enthusiasts
The temperature was 18 degrees upon arriving in the parking lot and it couldnt have had a better day. Blue skies and lot of sunshine. The wind was a lot worse in the parking lot than it was on the trail, but it’s always windy there at the Moffat Tunnel. And there were a lot of people out today, a few other people snowshoeing and quite a few more people on cross country skis. The conditions were just right, there was plenty of snow to be had up there, 2-3 feet in some areas, maybe even more. It literally was a picture-postcard day up there! It was a fun day and also a tiring one. But definitely a great way to end 2013!
First snowshoeing adventure of the season from a couple of weeks back. Because this was the first of the season, the plan was to go in as far as where the trail first crosses over Scott Gomer Creek, right around 2 miles, have a bite to eat then head back down the trail. This is a great idea if you want to just be outdoors for a bit and enjoy what was a gorgeous day to be outside. Living life, burning tons of calories and not stressing about the work week or any of life’s problems! Here are few photos from the day.
Luckily I was able to get you some photos, as yours truly didnt charge the batteries for his camera, so I instead used my phone for pictures this time around.
If you’re interested in the gear I have and use. Take a look at my gear checklist below.
Snowshoes by Atlas Snowshoe Company.
Poles by Komperdell.
Backpack by Outdoor Products.