Ben Lomond foothills
February 2008 - 36 photos

During the months of January, February, and March, I did a lot of snowshoeing in the foothills at the base of Ben Lomond Mountain. These pictures were taken in February when the snow was the deepest, being about 33 inches deep. This was the first time I had tried snowshoeing and it took awhile for me to get used to it, as it is hard work. Anyway it was for this old man. In the beginning it took me an hour to go one mile. Later on I could do more than two miles in one hour, but it depended on the type of snow, like when it was windblown and frozen I could walk on top and it was easy going, but when softer I would sink in a little, and it was slower going. I can tell you that walking over deep snow with snowshoes is much eaiser than without.

I found snowshoeing to be an interesting way to walk. It takes more effort, longer steps and a sort of a duck like walking stride. You can get tired quickly. What I really did like was walking out on the clear white snow where no one else had been. With the snow covering the sagebrush and sculptured by the wind, I found it to be a wonderful new experience.

Wind blown snow at the foot of Ben Lomond Mountain

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

Original photos were taken at aprox 2800 x 2100. These photos are set to 750 x 560 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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