New snow of 12-15 inches, compacted to the ground. Snowshoes are not necessary, even off trail. There are some areas of melt and freezing producing ice sheets so crampons, spikes or really good boot tread is a good idea.
|Lower Scenic property entering the clearcut-snowshoes not required|
|The trail headed up. Be sure of your footing . . . the steeper sections are slippery|
|The upper spring source has found a new path, eroding over the steps.|
Repairs are planned in the next few days.
|Bear Den, toasty soak, Lobster, body temperature and that pool|
can definitely use a cleaning.