Archive for January, 2011

Big Beacon (Mount Wire)

Posted: 29th January 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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Wow, what a great day to get out and see some sunshine today. Lately, the air in the valley has got so bad that it seems cloudy without clouds! The inversion is getting that thick. I always appreciate a bit of sunshine on days like this. I’ve been concerned lately about avalanche conditions. Although the […]

Neff’s Canyon (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 22nd January 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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Although a small storm moved through the valley last night, I was encouraged to see sunshine when I got up this morning. It’s been a while since it was sunny during my weekly hike. Optimistically, I grabbed my MICROspikes and headed to Neff’s Canyon. Hoping for packed trails, I left my snowshoes at home! Well, […]

Walking the Ridge (Butterfield Canyon)

Posted: 15th January 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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Nothing major today. Just took the dog yet again to Butterfield Canyon. Still a fair amount of snow on the ground, although with the “balmy” weather actually rising into the mid-30s lately,  the snow was showing signs of melting. As a result, the snow was a little wetter and heavier than it has been, even […]

Desolation Trail to Salt Lake Overlook (Mill Creek Canyon)

Posted: 8th January 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing

I’ve been extremely busy recently. And while I didn’t feel much like hiking today, I felt like I needed to get in a longer hike this week. Unfortunately, I really wasn’t sure where to go. I’ve been concerned about avalanche dangers recently, and am limited to places that allow dogs. In addition, the air quality was […]

Freezing New Year’s Day (Rose Canyon)

Posted: 1st January 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Snowshoeing
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With very cold temperatures and nearly a foot of new snow, I knew I’d need my snowshoes for today’s hike. The weather felt brutally cold when I got outside. However, pushing myself uphill in fresh powder definitely warmed me up! You have to be careful when it gets this cold. You need to ensure you’re […]