West Bench Snowshoeing

IntrepidXJ

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO

On Saturday I headed up onto the Grand Mesa with Diane and Jackson to get in a little snowshoeing on the West Bench Trail. The temperature this afternoon was in the 40's, so hiking was very pleasant in a lightweight jacket. The Mesa doesn't appear to have received any fresh snow recently, so the trail was well-packed the entire time. It was a nice way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. Here are a few photos I took on our little hike.


West Bench Trail
by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

I liked the spotlight on this little group of aspen trees.


Spotlight
by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Diane on the trail.


Diane
by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

This was actually Jackson's first time snowshoeing.


Jackson
by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr


The Dance
by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Listening for birds...


Listening
by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

On our way back to the trailhead.


On the Trail
by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr


Forest
by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

This is probably my favorite photo from the day.


Shadowplay
by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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slc_dan

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I've only get my snow shoes out a few times each winter, but each time I do I really enjoy it.

Great photo's.
 

steve

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I can't wait for some fresh snow to head up to the hills. Great report.
 
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