Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Old Womens "Gorge"

Last week, on a sunny afternoon, Tok and I escaped to Old Womens Mountain. As we started up the trailhead, I noticed that the trail we frequented last summer was no longer a trail, per se. Apparantly, during the flooding last fall, the water washed away portions of the trail, created a gorge-like atmosphere. My four legged companion happily bounded up and down steep shale and scampered across the sheets of ice.

Here is what the trail looks like in the summer:

And this is what it looked like after the massive flooding [last fall] eroded the trail.

As we neared the summit, the snow grew deeper. It settled into the crevices, creating mogules for Tok to bounce up and down as he chased me up and down the trail. He was the happiest creature alive, rolling around in the snow, wedging the packed snow through his paws, splaying his paws wider for a better grip. We were the only ones on the trail and enjoyed beautiful views of Barometer and downtown.

1 comment:

bigmama said...

My grandpuppy does love the snow. Great picture!