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    Snowshoeing the West Bench Trail

    Saturday, January 8, 2011

    My first official trip report of 2011. Amanda had to work in Avon today, so I headed up on the Grand Mesa to get in my first snowshoe trip of the season. There was an inversion in the Grand Valley today, so it was nice to get up above the haze and into warmer temperatures, too! When I set out I wasn't sure which trail I was going to hit, but when I got up there I decided to head out on the West Bench Trail for a few miles and then head back. I ended up snowshoeing about 4.3 miles, which isn't bad for my first trip of the season. It definitely was a good workout! The conditions on the Mesa were great and it was a beautiful day. Here's a few photos from my hike...

    Strapping on my snowshoes for the first time this winter


    Gauge of how deep the snow is


    Passing by the first reservoir


    Ice on the branches


    Aspens and Snow


    Seeing what kind of sunburst I could get out of my S90....this was as good as it gets when stopped all the way down to f8


    Selfie


    Aspen Shadows


    Clearing


    After making it back to my Jeep, I made one last stop before heading back down off the Mesa. I stopped at the Union Cafe at Powderhorn for one of their excellent burgers :) It was a great day on the Grand Mesa.
    Randy Langstraat
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    Looks awesome! That shot with the ice crystals on the tree is pretty cool.

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    Fun! Can't wait to use my shoes. We are going on the 22nd.
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    Nice shots!! We've gone out twice so far this season, and are going again tomorrow.

    Gotta love that huge base and utterly pristine snow; makes for some great photos .
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