Monday, December 6, 2010

A Winter Walk

Snow lays heavy in the Oregon Cascades. Seems like for the past several weeks we've gotten snow every day, but that is fine when I'm wanting a wintry walk.

Recently constructed Meissner shelter

Strapping on the snowshoes or skis, just being out is the goal. Several of the local Sno Parks have groomed nordic trails, thanks to the Tumalo Langlauf Club. But more than once I've had to break trail through deep powder in my snowshoes.

Meissner area trailhead
Took my Central Oregon Community College Continuing Learning class up to the Meissner Shelter last week. The trail was well stomped down from the weekend traffic, which made the first time outing easy. Perhaps this week's trip to the Nordeen Shelter will be a bit different with the snowfalls occurring after the weekend traffic has departed.

Snowshoer icon marks the trail
Stay tuned....

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