We took advantage of warmer weather and fee-free day at this national park area to check out the trails, new visitor center, and break in some of the group's new showshoes. Distance about 6 miles (27 total for our season count).
Petrified Redwood stump, about 34 million years old, covered up by a lahar from a volcanic eruption and preserved until now.
Snow depth averaged around a foot. In the morning, we sunk in some, but as the day progressed the snow got softer and slushier.
One of a few cabin remnants on the Hans Loop Trail.
Nice views of Pikes Peak.
Fire mitigation piles.
Ponderosa Pine growing out of a Redwood (or what once was a Redwood).
Rose's new shoes!
A new way to make snow angels?
Hmm, maybe I need a newer pair like hers! But the cheapo gaiters were great today!
Or his! :)