Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Keep Cool trail
I first learned about this trail when Al wrote about it on his blog here. He hiked it last September for the first time, which was a good thing. It meant he had a GPS track of the trail, which was clear of snow when he covered it last year. Today, not so much. The picture above was taken at the beginning of the hike, at about 3,000 feet elevation. By the time we had gone no more than a mile on this sketchy trail, we hit snow.
Al's link.) Today, we ran into snow and lost the trail at about 4,000 feet. Verne's route-finding skills are considerable, as he's been on this trip many times, but Al kept telling us when we veered off the trail by a fair amount. We could hear a stream rushing by, and we knew we should be close to it, but we wanted to avoid falling through the snow in scenes like this: