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Limber Pine Snowshoe, 19 March 2017

This trip, originally scheduled for Cottonwood Canyon, was changed to Limber Pine due to wet snow avalanche danger. As always, hike leaders are encouraged to change plans if necessary, especially for safety concerns.

Trip Summary:

  • Organized carpools and drove 33 miles up Logan Canyon to Bear Lake Summit
  • Nick (leader), Dave P., Dave W., Jane, Nikolai, Stephanie, Susan. Laurel and Dan, all on snowshoes
  • Started on the trail about 11:00
  • Stopped for lunch at the Limber Pine, about 12:30 - 1:00
  • Back at the highway at 1:45 and Logan about 2:30
  • Blue sky with wispy clouds, pleasant temperatures and a moderate breeze
  • Our GPS track shows 2.4 miles and about 200 feet of ascent

Thanks to Dave W., Dave P. and Jane for photos and Dave W. for the GPS work,

Snow

There was a lot of snow at Bear Lake Summit

Parking

Facility

Restricted parking at Bear Lake Summit There was a lot of snow at the Limber Pine Trailhead, too

Snowshoers

Lunch

Snowshoeing on the Limber Pine Trail Enjoying a lunch stop at the base of "the" limber pine
Ridge
Wispy clouds, blue skies and spring snow conditions
Cornice Mahogany
A cornice at the ridge crest Snowshoeing through a grove of mountain mahogany tees

Bear Lake

Bear Lake, viewed from the Limber Pine Trail
Map
Our GPS track shows about 2.4 miles and 200 feet of ascent

You can look at our route using: Google Earth, the various map and aerial views of Google Maps or download our GPS file.