Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Elder-Fehn RTP 11/24/15

Hiked from the Elder-Fehn trailhead down to the Ring the Peak trail and walked a ways on it from the North Catamount Reservoir down to Vayhinger and back.  About 5 miles total for the hike (165 runtotal).  Snow up to about a foot but averaging more like a few inches in most places - a few areas on the road were clear.  Could have snow-shoed.  Spikes and gaiters not a bad idea, but doable without.  Trails are not visible under the snow so you have to follow tracks of others or know where you're going.  The RTP road is the exception.

Michael Tramaglino at The Great Tree (as I have named it).

Gray-crowned Rosy Finch!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Red Rock Canyon Open Space 11/21/15

Roughly 5 mile hike (159.25) up Sand Canyon following the dry creek bed until we got to a point where we cut up the hillside to the trail, on to Intemann trail and back down Greenlee and Quarry Pass.  Cold morning (20s) but we were dressed for the weather so it worked out well.