Snowshoeing Snowbasin Ski Area, Utah
February 2010 - 36 photos


On Sunday the 14th of February I went snowshoeing. Being Valentine's Day, I didn't think I should ask others to go, so went alone. Some of my friends and especially my kids don't like it when I go alone, but you have to consider that where I went up in Snowbasin there were hundreds of people all around me. I could hear them all the time, and occasional passed by close enough to say hello or talk to them. Many were skiing and a few were on snowshoes. Also I was in cell phone range the entire time, and in fact my son called me and we talked for awhile.

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Looking at the Snowbasin area and Mount Ogden

The day was fantastic, with clear skies and plenty warm. I even had to take my coat and gloves off. I hiked the area south of Snowbasin between Snowbasin and Strawberry. At one point I came upon a ski run and walked up the side of it for half a mile, then crossed over to the south, and then headed back down. I spent 3 hours walking across the snow up there, but stayed away from any steep open hillsides. It is relatively flat all through that area and the snow was about 3 feet deep, making it great for snowshoeing. Being alone and in no hurry, I took lots of photos for panoramas, and ended up making 64 panorama pictures. I had a great day.

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Looking over towards the Strawberry area and Strawberry Peak


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I used a Canon Powershot SD700 IS Digital Elph, 6 megapixel, with 4x optical and 4x digital zoom. These photos are set to lower resolution and compressed 10:1 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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