Sunday, January 4, 2015
After our trip to northern Arizona earlier in the week, we were looking forward to spending a lazy weekend relaxing at home, but we still felt the need to get outside for some snowshoeing on Sunday. We decided to drive up to Mesa Lakes on the Grand Mesa for a short loop on packed trails. We started following the West Bench Trail past Sunset Lake, then followed Mesa Creek back past the Ranger Station and circled around Sunset Lake to Beaver Lake before returning to the trailhead on the other side of Jumbo Reservoir. It was a nice short loop that got us outside into the snow for a little while.
View across Sunset Lake.
Following the West Bench Trail into the trees.
Diane crossing a narrow bridge over Mesa Creek.
Following the packed trail to the Ranger Station.
Reflection in Mesa Creek.
Snowshoeing past Beaver Lake.
Trees along the shore of Sunset Lake.