We took a New Year’s Eve day hike up into the mountains not far from where we’re staying. We were surprised to find snow and ice on the trail, even as we were hiking in shirt sleeves. Mavrik sure likes the snow, especially to eat!
White on white!
We started at the big red arrow and tried to make it to Maverick Spring but were turned back by snow right before the junction.
At the saddle between Green Mtn. and Guthrie Mtn. the trail descended on the north side and the snow was relatively undisturbed. We left it that way!
On our descent back to the trailhead we had great views of natural formations.
A huge boulder cracked by natural elements.
A gnarled tree framing a distant peak.
Ice formed in the stream bed, frozen drops under the icy crust.