Monday, February 21, 2011

Sugar Pine Snowshoe

Monday was forecast as the clear day between storms.  Yay!  They got that one right.  I snow shoed the Sugar Pine Railroad between Middle Camp Road and Lyons Lake with adventure buddy P.  It was a perfect day!

The utilities district had run a snow cat with a plow though on Saturday.  It’s probably a bit more than a foot deep on the railroad bed.

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The pines on the north slope were shrouded in heavy snow.

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And the oaks were still holding on to enough snow to be spectacular against the blue sky.

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Before long we were down several layers.

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I have hiked (and taken horses) on this railroad many times;  it’s a popular local trail, less than ten minutes off Highway 108.  But not yesterday,  no tracks,  no people for the two plus hours were were out there.

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(To my Texas and Florida friends…..this area is 30 minutes from my place in Jamestown where we got only a light dusting of snow :)

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