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"The biological community is a vast and complicated system for sharing and distributing the energy of the sun among a diversity of life forms." ~Martson Bates

3/15/09

Snow Creek

The other day Dan and I went up along Snow Creek to shut a gate. We decided to do some hiking and make a day of it. Snow Creek is a tributary of Leonard Creek that originates on the south flank of Duffer Peak and runs southeast toward Leonard Creek, Leonard Creek then runs south and empties into the Quinn River drainage. The day was gorgeous and the terrain steep. Along the North Fork of Snow Creek, there are some amazing, jagged cliffs. The cliffs are where we planned to hike to. At times I felt really out of shape and didn't think I was going to make it. The views were well worth the pain though and in the end my body and spirits felt great. On the way back home we decided it would be easier for us to go over a nameless mountain, between the cliffs and where we started, instead of going around it. We were very glad we choose that route, the hike up wasn't as steep as it first appeared and the hike down was quick and fun, of course the views from the top weren't too shabby either.

Here are some pictures from our day at Snow Creek:

Snow Creek


Dusty and Dan having lunch along Snow Creek


Snow Creek waterfall


Getting into the cliffs of Snow Creek


Ice crystals along Snow Creek


Shadows


Dan and Coco hiking up to the cliffs


Some of the cliffs


More cliffs


The top of the cliff ridge we hiked to


Dan in his element


View of the backside of the cliffs


View from the top of the mountain we climbed over on our way home


Dan, Coco and Dusty headed down the mountain

3 comments:

danwinnemucca said...

Awesome pictures! What a fun day ~ it seems so warm and comfy compared to windy today!

Erin said...

what are you going to name the nameless mountain?

Margery said...

Beautiful! It looks like you are in a different part of the world. Love, Mom & Ozzie