SNOWSHOEING
at North Fork Park
January 2009 - 24 photos


On the 3rd day of January, 2009, I went snowshoeing with a group of people at the North Fork Park in Liberty. This event was sponsored by the Weber Pathways group, with about 20 people showing up.

When I got up that morning and looked out the window and saw what a beautiful day it was, I knew it was a good day to snowshoe and take pictures, so I decided to drive up there and walk with them. Even though I had not made reservations with this group, they were gracious enough to let me tag along. I am glad I went and I really enjoyed it. Also I got to meet some new people.

Parking lot at North Fork


The snow was more than two feet deep and really good for snowshoeing. When I walked off on my own I didn't sink in far at all. (I have larger snowshoes than most). It was crusted a few inches below the surface and held good, but where we all walked together it packed down deeper making a pretty solid trail. The Woman that lead the group was a Naturalist from Antelope Island State Park, and gave us a lesson in how creatures survive in the harsh winter. It wasn't a very long walk, maybe about a half mile taking 1½ hours. We walked around the picnic and camping area where she gave us pointers and information about the wildlife. When she brought us back to the parking lot, she said that any who wanted to do some real snowshoeing were welcome to go off on their own, so one young lady, Carol, and I took off cross country for a couple hours. Most of the others left for home. Carol and I walked the foothills for another two hours, taking in the beauty of the snowy landscape.

It was really cold though when we started out that morning, about 5 degrees Fahrenheit, so I am glad I dressed warm, (had on my thermal underwear and double socks). By 1:00 in the afternoon it warmed up into the 20's and felt really nice. This snowshoeing is a fun adventure, if you don't freeze doing it.... wish you could all try it.


Untouched snow at North Fork Park

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I used a Canon Powershot SD700 IS Digital Elph, 6 megapixel, with 4x optical and 4x digital zoom.

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