aThe wind was howling when we left Great Falls, making us think we might have a cold snowshoe trip despite the sunny day. However, Silver Crest was windless, not even a breeze. We wanted to get out the lawn chairs and read a book it was so lovely. But instead we hit the trail for the almost-three-mile loop on the new trail, stopping to enjoy a quick lunch at the warming hut. Although there isn't much snow, the base kept us from tripping over too many branches.
As we arrived back at our car, we met up with Jasmine, who said she wasn't able to groom as the equipment had broken down. She told us how she was running for the legislature and planned to lead us on another adventure in the Neihart mining district this winter.
On the drive up, Katie was a bit tenuous, remembering a few weeks before when she was in the car when Maria's car hit a deer. We did see a few herds in the fields, but not many and not any on the road, thank goodness. An update on Maria's car is that it was totalled, so she will be getting new one. Of course, she didn't get the full amount, but at least everyone was safe. She did give advice on not to take the first offer the insurance gives--dicker for a higher amount when they say it is totalled.
Back to the trip: Since we all had to be back early for Christmas parties, we forewent stopping at Bob's for a snack or drink and headed straight home, arriving back in town by 2:30.
A glorious days with glorious gals and a big thank you to Carolyn for sharing her pictures. Who went: Carolyn, Cathy, Susan, Sue, Brenda, Jeanne, Katie