December 2012 - 36 photos

We got some snow for Christmas, so decided to go snowshoeing. We decided on Friday night to go up Saturday the 29th of December and give it a try. We got up to Snowbasin about 10:45 and found the snow level to be about 18 inches deep. We decided it was enough to try, and there were already many people cross country skiing and snowshoeing. For this hike we chose to go up through the Maple's Picnic area and climb to the Ogden Overlook Ridge.

For those that don't know, the Ogden Overlook is a ridge along the south side of Ogden Canyon above Coldwater Canyon. From the ridge one can look down through Ogden Canyon and see part of the city.

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Looking down into Ogden City from the Overlook.

We didn't have many going this time, just Me, Cheryl, and Marlene. We did see a lot of people going both ways along the trail. I was hoping that the summer trail would be broken and packed, and it was, but Cheryl voted to go up the Power Line Trail which was much shorter, though very steep. It wasn't too bad, and we climbed it in less time than I expected, then on up to the overlook. The trip up took 3 hours, with lots of rest breaks and photo stops. The trip back down only took an hour.

It was a very cold day, but clear with no wind. In the shade it was bad, but out in the open sun, tolerable. At the overlook we took our gloves off to eat lunch and almost got frostbite, it was really that cold. I doubt that it ever got above 20░ through the day, if that. It was 17░ F when I left home, and at that higher altitude probably colder.

Coming down we were mostly in the shade, as the sun had gone behind Mount Ogden. Glad it didn't take as long coming down. We had a good time, and the hike total was 4.7 miles, climbing almost a thousand feet.

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