Snowshoeing The Maples
January 2011 - 28 photos
On January 15th, 2011, I went snowshoeing again, this time with my daughter Cheryl, her friend from work, Shanae, and Shanae's mother Denise. Wasn't the best day for it, but when the others only have weekends off, it's often the only chance they have.
I was really surprised at how much the snow up around Snowbasin has settled in two weeks, almost a foot lower than before. Also it was wet and heavy, no powder now. We went from Snowbasin north into the Maples Picnic area, then part way up the Ogden Overlook trail, basically the same as the last time. We had lunch on the same log as we did before too, then got on the Powerline Trail and returned to Snowbasin. About half way back we left the trail and cut downhill through the pines, coming out right at the parking lot.
Sign at the Maples Trailhead. From this point, one can go west up to the
Powerline trail, or north along the summer road to the Maples Picnic area.
It was a nice walk, even though a cloudy overcast day. I don't care much for the photos I get when it's like this, but it was still fun going. We didn't go far this time, about 2.6 miles, climbing 460 feet.
Although Cheryl and I hiked this same area two weeks ago, we decided that it was a good place for Shanae and her mother to do some snowshoeing. Shanae had only been once, and this was her mother's first time, so we didn't want to over do it.
This is the road to the Maples picnic area, groomed for crosscountry skiers and snowshoeing.
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Snowshoeing in the Maples Area
Below Maples, 2009
Sardine Peak, 2011
More Snow Shoeing
My photos were taken with a small Canon Powershot, SX210, 14 Megapixel Camera which has Image Stabilazation and a lens going from wide angle to 14x optical zoom.
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