First Snowshoe of the Year; First Time Snowshoeing for Carol
Carol had not tried snowshoes before and did a super job for the first time out. The trail was packed so we had an easy time navigating and did not have to break trail which can be hard if there is a lot of snow. Two faster Gig gals, led by Katie went ahead of our group to make sure the trail was packed. The first third of the trail had some rocks and branches but we were happy to find that some fallen trees were cut and removed so the trail was easier to navigate. As we proceeded through the trees the snow was deeper and no hazards to trip us up.
We went on the trail called the Chaser which was 2 miles with a view of the Showdown Ski Area and then stopped at the Silver Dyke Warming Hut for lunch. We continued on and returned to the cars and everyone agreed that it was nice to be outside and we could not have asked for better weather. Some in our group stopped on the way home at an overlook that had some history on the Sluice Box State Park and also on Monarch and Neihart.
Who went: JoAnn, Carol, Sue, Desirae and Gail (Kaite and Debra, who did the 2.7 mile circuit)