along the Nature Trail
at Pineview North Arm
January 2009 - 33 photos

January 17th, 2009, I went snowshoeing with a group of people along the Nature Trail at the Pineview North Arm in Eden. This event was sponsored by the Weber Pathways group, with about 22 people showing up. This time Marlene and I had reservations with the group. We had a great day and the temperature wasn't as cold as last time.

Parking lot at Pineview North Arm

The snow was crusted over and made for easy snowshoeing. The same Woman that lead the group before, Crystal, a Naturalist from Antelope Island State Park, gave us more lessons in how creatures survive in the harsh winter. Again it took about 1½ hours for this event. We walked along the North Fork river bottom Nature Trail, where she talked about the wildlife. We saw a lot of moose tracks in the area, but didn't see any moose. We were told that they had been removed to another area a few days before. I saw one set of tracks that looked very fresh, so there must still be one or two left in there.

Looking east across the north arm of the lake

When the group returned to the parking lot, Marlene and I ate our lunch and then decided to go back out for more snowshoeing. We followed the North Fork of the Ogden River out to the edge of the now low level of Pineview lake, then crossed over the river and climbed the old Eden Road back up to were we found the West Pineview Trail. We took that trail back to the parking lot and car. It took us another 2½ hours for this additional trek, although it was only a few miles.

Old road to Eden, used before the lake level was raised and is usually under water
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I used a Canon Powershot SD700 IS Digital Elph, 6 megapixel, with 4x optical and 4x digital zoom. Some of these pictures were taken by Marlene, who used a Fuji FinePix F10, 6.3 megapixels, with 3x optical zoom.

Original photos were taken at approximately 2800 x 2100. These photos are downsized and compressed for faster loading. You are welcome to look at or download any of the photos. If you use them on any other webpage, please give credit and refer back to me.

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