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Tony Grove Creek Ski/Snowshoe, 2 February, 2020

(Narrative in progress)

Trip Summary:
  • 16 Cache Hikers:  Cross-country skiers Teresa (leader), Dave P., and Dave Wallace and snowshoers, Susan, Laurel, Jane, Brent, Kathy, Michelle, David, Chris, Tawnya, Deanna, April, Renee, and Naval, also Jasper (dog)
  • Organized carpools and drove 22 miles to the Tony Grove Winter Trailhead
  • Started out from the trailhead at 11:00, lunch from 12:40 to 1:10, then on to the Tony Grove Road and back to the trailhead about 2:50 and Logan at 3:40  
  • Overcast skies with a forecast of snow, mostly calm winds, 35ยบ F and 39" snow depth at our lunch spot
  • Distance was 4.1 miles with 900 feet of ascent and descent

Thanks to Dave P., Tawnya, and Jane for photos, and Dave Wallace for photos and GPS data

Hikers
Near the beginning of our trip, on the hill south of the Tony Grove Guard Station
View
Looking east from the hill south of Tony Grove Guard Station
Campground
Waiting near the campground for everyone to catch up
Trail
Heading up the trail along Tony Grove Creek
Creek
Crossing Tony Grove Creek
Lunch
Lunch time
Ridge
On the ridge between two forks of Tony Grove Creek, the highest point of our trip
Sun
The sun is up there somewhere
Map
Our GPS track shows 4.1 miles and 900 feet of ascent and descent.
You can look at our route using Google Earth or download our GPS file..