Four gals took a short two-and-a-half mile loop to scramble among the hoodoos and look down on the Mighty Mo.
It was windy, but warm, but oh, the wind about blew us off our feet, which kept us from climbing on the hoodoos too much. Many have such dangerous drop-offs that a gust could cause some damage if we were to take a tumble.
The road into Ryan Dam trailhead is treacherous right now, with many potholes and very bad patch jobs. Another thing about our drive is that the fallow fields were full of geese squawking and gleaning the left-over grain from last-year's crops.
We saw one family on the trail going out and a couple on the way back, but otherwise, the trail wasn't crowded at all.
We figured we might as well hike while we can. The open winter has been a blessing in town, while still snowing in the mountains, building a good snow pack to prevent summer fires. Who went: Kunz, Maria, Susan, Katie
Four gals took a two-mile hike among the hoodoos while the weather remained calm and warm for January. We enjoyed walking among the hoodoos and walking off-trail to look down on the falls produced from Ryan Dam spill.
Thankfully, it was warm but not warm enough to bring out any snakes as we would our way on the up-and-down hills of the trail that leads to the dam maintenance road and eventually to the Rainbow dam tailrace island.
Along the way, KuntZ lost one of her powder baskets, so we retraced our steps to all the hoodoos we scrambled among to no avail. She will have to go to Bighorn to buy another.
We came across no one--had the trail to ourselves. Who went: Katie, Maria, Kuntz and Susan Side note: just had to throw Bernie in the picture since he is all the rage right now.