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Christmas Eve Snowshoeing

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.

New Snowshoes by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

The first bridge I crossed.

Snow Bridge by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

The snow wasn’t quite as high as the last time I was here. Last January the snow almost completely covered this sign.

Stop by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Another bridge and a sign pointing the way.

West Bench Trail by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Following the trail across a dam.

On a Dam by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A typical scene along the West Bench.

Winter Wonderland by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Lone Tree by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Sitting down for a short rest.

Resting by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Snow & Trees by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Grand Mesa View by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Leaving the Grand Mesa on my way back home.

Leaving Grand Mesa by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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