Thursday, December 17, 2015

A powdery O'Brien Creek Trail ready to go

A winter wonderland on O'Brien Creek Trail

A lovely snow-framed corridor

Jasmine Krotkov stabilizes a snow bridge across O'Brien Creek
I haven't posted for a couple of weeks, but I've been skiing a lot, mostly do the same area ---- Kings Hill, Porphyry and Trail 747 ---- over and over again for conditioning.
Here's to report that Wednesday a group of four of us on one of Wayne's Wednesday Walks, broke trail all the way down O'Brien Creek.  The snow bridges are questionable in a couple of spots, but Jasmine Krotkov shored them up with the shovel she brought along.
There's been plenty of snow --- about two feet of it in the last week or so --- but there's no base, so you sink to the ground and it's tough getting your tips back up.
It was a cold 10 degrees, and it snowed hard at time on this trip, but it was exquisitely beautiful winter scenery, the trees laden with snow and powder in all directions.

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The ruins of an old cabin, once a lunch spot on the ski tour

Lunch time as we reached O'Brien Creek bottom

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