Silvercrest, Dec. 23, 2015
Another Fun Day in the Little Belts
The car thermometer read one degree as Gail and Katie piled out of the car. We had frozen fingers by the time we were done fastening our snowshoes, but with about 18 inches of fresh powder to break through and sun shining, we knew we would warm up fast. And indeed we did.
Only about one quarter of a mile of trail had been broken, so the rest of the three miles were a bit slow going, sinking in knee-deep and sometimes deeper snow. Even longer snow shoes and added tails didn't keep us afloat today as the snow was so powdery, and no one had set a base yet. So we sure got our exercise for the day with only a three-mile hike.
We had planned to take the new trail, but it would have been too big of a slog as we sunk in up to our hips, so we did the established trail with a quick jaunt to the overlook first.
We got on trail around 10 and got back home around 2:30 after a stop at Bob's for sweet potato fries and sandwiches: notice that the fries come first.
All in all, it was a gorgeous day.
Who went: Gail and Katie
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