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Mesa Lakes Snowshoeing

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.

Across Sunset Lake by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Following the West Bench Trail into the trees.

West Bench Trail by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Diane crossing a narrow bridge over Mesa Creek.

Mesa Creek Bridge by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Following the packed trail to the Ranger Station.

Following Tracks by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Reflection in Mesa Creek.

Mesa Lakes Reflection by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Snowshoeing past Beaver Lake.

Beaver Lake by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Trees along the shore of Sunset Lake.

Sunset Lake Trees by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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