the art & adventures of tracy durnell


January 17, 2010


Snowshoeing: Hyak at Snoqualmie Pass

showshoeing up the hill
I'm volunteering doing snowtracking with Conservation Northwest again this year, and we had our first day on Saturday, hiking at Snoqualmie Pass.

snow melted at the tips of a young conifer
Our transects went quickly, so we hiked cross country for a bit, then took a well groomed trail up to the top of the ridge, then back down.

snow on a jagged stump

natural log bridge
At one point we spotted squirrel tracks in the snow traveling down one hill and up another, and determined that it was traveling north. Then, on closer inspection, we realized it was actually traveling south - the distance between groupings of four tracks would be longer going downhill!

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