Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Nordeen Shelter trip
Beautiful day up to the Nordeen Shelter today. Swampy Lakes received about 2-3 inches of new snow last night making conditions on the trail fairly nice. Total distance from the Swampy trailhead out and back to the shelter was about 5.0 miles.
Sets of Douglas squirrel tracks, mountain cottontails and a few unknowns dotted the new snow. Mountain chickadees, red crossbills, a common raven, gray jay and dark morph rough-legged hawk were the few feathered wildlife observed.