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Franklin Basin Ski/Snowshoe, 5 March 2017

Trip Summary:

  • Drove 26 miles to the Franklin Basin Winter Trailhead
  • Deanna on skis, Stephanie, Chris, Dave P. and John on snowshoes, and Jasper with a skijoring harness
  • Skied and snowshoed up the Steam Mill Trail, down the ridge and back to the trailhead
  • Sunny at first, changing to overcast skies as a storm was moving in
  • GPS track shows 4.5 miles with 1150 feet of ascent and descent

Thanks to Deanna for the GPS work and leading the trip on short notice and Dave P. for photos

Trailhead

Starting out at the Steam Mill Trail, under sunny skies
Lunch
A lunch break
Climbing
Heading up through the aspens under partly cloudy skies
Overlook
Looking down over upper Logan Canyon
Down
Heading down under cloudy skies
Grouse Hare
Elk
We saw grouse tracks (above left) elk (lower left) and a snowshoe hare (it didn't wait around for a photo)

River

Lots of snow along the upper Logan River

GPS
Our GPS track shows 4.5 miles with 1150 feet of elevation

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