|Driving north toward Haines, the Wallowas were amazing in the distance.|
On an absolutely crystal clear, blue sky day I decide to join Rick on a little snowshoe adventure up at Anthony Lakes. The ski area is closed and though it was a Friday, we only encountered one other car in the parking lot when we started out. Our trip was probably no more than 2 1/2 miles - up Road Run to Hoffer basin and lakes, and then back down to Anthony and the truck. I'm not writing alot in this blog, but mostly posting a number of pictures 'for the record'!!
|Baker Valley springtime views|
|Starting out and heading up Road Run.|
|Snowmobilers have made all sorts of patterns as we head up Road Run.|
|I turned around at one point and saw the Wallowas in the distance.|
|I love the patterns created by |
shadows in the snow.
|At the top of Road Run, the sheer wall of Lees Peak and more snowmobile designs.|
|Rick gazes out over the basin.|
|I thought the contrails of the plane looked like dotted lines across the sky.|
|Lees Peak and Lakes Lookout|
|Rick heads across Hoffer Lake with Lees Peak in background|
|We ate a little lunch on top of the exposed rocks. This is the peninsula between the two sides of Hoffer Lakes.|
|Rick's ski pole and the trail sign show there is still plenty of|
snow up at Hoffer Lake.
|Gunsight Peak with a spring-fed sinkhole along the lake shore.|
|Not sure what the black square is, but you'd better not need to use the bathroom!|
|Enroute home, the Wallowas are still a long string of white, especially beautiful with red barns!|
|Rick snaps a 'selfie' of us with Lees and Lakes Peaks in the background|
What a great day! I am a little out of shape since I think this was my first, and probably only, snowshoe of the year. Glad I decided there was nothing that important on my 'to do' list for the day!