The Blind Hollow trail was obscured by a thick layer of new snow and our progress was hindered by limited visibility. We also were slowed by equipment problems at the trailhead and a broken snowshoe on the trail. Navigation got easier as the canyon narrowed, where bright flagging ribbons had been placed to mark the route to the Blind Hollow Yurt. Although we did not go near any excessively steep slopes, we were gratified to know that the dangerous avalanche conditions of the past couple of weeks had abated.
The weather was wet and cold, but the beautiful scenery and fresh snow-covered trees raised our spirits. We had a pleasant lunch break in a sheltered location along the trail and then we made quick progress on our return to the trailhead. Lighter snowfall and greatly improved road conditions got us back to Logan ahead of schedule.
Thanks to Jim for the narrative an photos, and Dave W for photos and the GPS work.
Snowy progress up the Blind Hollow Trail
A snowy lunch in Blind Hollow
Trees covered with snow
Snowy cliffs across Logan River - notice where an avalanche ran into the river two weeks before (click here for an enlarged view)
This broken rivet repair by Kip, Dave W. and Jane saved Susan about a mile of "post holing"
Our GPS track showed 2.45 miles and 720 feet of elevation