North Fork Amazon Hollow
Ski/Snowshoe, January 15, 2012
Ten people braved the wind as we trudged into Amazon Hollow.
Dan led the way on snowshoes along with Jane, Kathy, Christine,
Monika, Jeannie, Tim and Jim. Die-hard skiers Dave W. and
Dave P. came with their telemark and touring skis.
Our planned start was near the highway sheds, but the wind
prompted us to move to the more sheltered conditions down in
Amazon Hollow. We had to break trail most of the way, since
few others had traveled this route. A rocky outcrop provided
a relatively dry but breezy lunch site. Everyone went
another 1/4 mile after lunch, but the group split up for the
return trip. Most of us went back the same way we came, a 3 mile
round trip, but 4 adventuresome people returned via a slightly
shorter but steeper route for a 2.9 mile trip total (the topo map
below shows the shorter route).