Look at all the powder! I must stomp through it in my snowshoes!
Tromp tromp tromp.
Lynn decided to lose her snowshoes. And promptly fell over once they were off.
Yes. You fell there.
And I wandered off into the forest.
At Calypso Cascades. About 2.7 miles in, and a mile or so from Ouzel Falls.
Hey look! There is a bit of snow out here!
All bundled up.
The Chipper was getting a bit snarky.
Microspikes rock. (Modeled here by the Chipper). I recommend them to anyone who might encounter packed snow or ice on a hike.
The bridge across Calypso Cascades.
It was a winter wonderland! It was also snowing and windy for the first 2 hours or so.
We switched to snowshoes after Calypso Cascades. We didn't really need them, but we both wanted to get some time on them since we had brough them along.
I hope that's not a very tall tree.
That's about 12 inches of packed snow.
Ouzel Falls is snowed in at the moment.
Lynn capturing some photos of the ice on Ouzel. As you can see, we switched to snowshoes.
The falls were completely frozen.
I told her she needed to wear water-repellent pants.
And now it was time to head back.
We finally encountered some power shortly after passing Ouzel Falls.
The Upper Copeland Falls were covered in snow, but the water was still running nicely.
Eventually the sun started to come out. This was taken on our way back to the car.