Blind Hollow Ski/Snowshoe, February 11, 2012

Originally scheduled for Green Canyon
, icy conditions prompted us to seek better snow at a higher elevation destination.  The seven participants, Jim, Gordon, Dave W, Dave P, Jeanne, Jane, and Tim all used snowshoes, a good choice for this steep and narrow location. 

Two inches of new snow covered tracks other travelers had made on their way to the USU Yurt, located 4 miles up Blind Hollow.  Jim kept an eye out for birds along the trail, but we all noticed the flock of raucous Clark's Nutcrackers!  We also saw places where deer or elk had chewed bark from aspen trees.  The day was mostly cloudy and fairly warm, and the sun broke through the cloud cover as we ate lunch.  Our total trip distance was 2.9 miles with 800 feet of elevation gain.

Blind Hollow snowshoers

Blind Hollow GPS track