The first hike of the season

Just a quick post to share some pictures that I took last week when I went hiking. There is a trail that the boy scouts built on the back of the property that I live on. We only went a little ways because there was still too much snow.

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That’s me hiking through the snow in shorts. It was around 70 degrees out but there was still a ton of snow.

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Here is Stephen demonstrating how deep the snow was. It was probably around 2 feet at parts. You would be walking along fine with your feet only tracks a couple inches deep, then all of a sudden in one step you were up to knee in snow. It was pretty funny to watch the person in front who was blazing the trail (making the foot prints for everyone).

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This was the creek that was running down into the river. It was flowing like crazy because there is so much snow melting.

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This is our tracks on the trail running right next to some fresh moose tracks. You can’t tell, but the hoof marks were huge. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) we didn’t see the moose.

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There was huge ice chunks all along the side of the river from when it had been frozen over. It was quite a site especially since it was so warm.

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Here I am standing on a big chunk of ice that was sticking out by about 6 feet. It was think enough to support my weight all the way out on the edge. Probably not the safest thing to do, but it made for a cool picture. You can check out the rest of the picks on Flickr to the right.

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~ by twentyfivetolife on May 10, 2009.

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