SNOWSHOEING to OGDEN OVERLOOK
Snowbasin Maples Area
January 2010 - 36 photos


January 8th of 2010, I went snowshoeing with Don, Judy, and Marlene. Our first time this year. This was a first time ever for Judy, she had never tried snowshoeing before. Like the rest of us, she didn't like giving up hiking in winter, and wanted to give it a try. She did very good, in fact she was the one that wanted to push on, going up to the Ogden Overlook ridge above Snowbasin. Because it was a first time for her, I thought we would just snowshoe over into the Maples area and back. I think she was having too much fun, because she wanted to go on and do more. She is a trooper.

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Judy and Marlene in the Maples picknic area, first part of our hike.

Don, Marlene and I had been up to the overlook in 2009, so we knew what it was going to be. It's a nice hike for snowshoeing, as it is only a couple of miles from the car to the top. Last year we didn't know were the trail went, and followed the tracks of someone that had gone up earlier in the week. They did not follow the summer trail, but a shortcut over to the Powerline Trail, which runs steeply up the hill to the first ridge. Hard to do on snowshoes. This year we again followed the tracks of someone that had gone before, and these tracks split going two ways. We took the ones going west, as I didn't think the trail going east would get us there, but it was really the one that followed the summer trail. A much easier trail, though a bit longer. We found this out because we took it coming back down. This year when we got to the Powerline trail, right at the base of the steep part, we decided to make our own trail tacking across the hillside so as not to climb straight up. It was still quite a climb. Now that I know were the summer trail runs, that is the one I will take in the future. See our map to understand what I am saying.

I didn't take my GPS this time, but based on the GPS map for 2009, we traveled about 4 miles, changing altitude about 1260 feet.

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All four of us at the top of the first ridge and the Canyon Overlook


I didn't take many photos on this hike. I had been here before, so didn't seem as interested in taking more photos. Because of that, I ended up using a lot of the photos that Judy took, and now I am glad that she took what she did.


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View from the Ogden Overlook, just above Coldwater Canyon


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I used a Canon Powershot SD700 IS Digital Elph, 6 megapixel, with 4x optical and 4x digital zoom. Most of these photos were taken by Judy Watson with her Canon Powershot SX 110, 9 megapixel and 10x zoom.

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