Monday, February 9, 2009

2009 Feb 9 - Royal Gorge - 24" of new snow!!

We received over 24" of fresh cold snow in the last storm cycle, and wandered off in the woods to explore. Once we got away from the road on the Royal Gorge trail system, we linked up with some county roads and wandered off the beaten path to look for new sights and perhaps some wildlife tracks.

The scene was stunning - up close. There was still too much weather for grand vistas, but the snow accumulations on the rocks and trees held our interest as we broke trail through the fresh blanket of snow. In places the snow was as light as cold dust, and in others, it weighed our skis down like sand bags.

Tomorrow will definitely be a rest day!!

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