Christmas Eve | Saturday, December 24, 2011
Since Amanda had to work this morning, I decided to head up on the Grand Mesa to do a little snowshoeing. I bought a new pair of snowshoes and some new poles a few months back and wanted to try them out. Since I was testing out new gear and only had a few hours I decided to head back to the West Bench Trail since I’m familiar with it.
I only took my iPhone on this short hike instead of dragging along my DSLR, so if my photos don’t look up to my usual standards, you know why…
Here’s my new MSR Evo Tour snowshoes ready for their first hike.
The first bridge I crossed.
The snow wasn’t quite as high as the last time I was here. Last January the snow almost completely covered this sign.
Another bridge and a sign pointing the way.
Following the trail across a dam.
A typical scene along the West Bench.
Sitting down for a short rest.
Leaving the Grand Mesa on my way back home.