Saturday, February 6, 2016

Jackson, January 31, 2016

Jackson-Webster Trail
5.2 miles roundtrip with 2150 feet of elevation gain.

Alex posted a trip report of this hike on her blog a couple days ago.  Click here to see the trek from her perspective.

Here are my photos from this hike -- as you can see, there wasn't much snow on the ground considering it was the end of January.  Still, there was enough of the powdery stuff to enable butt-sliding on the descent.

We had a Jarlsberg cheese on the summit...not quite the right cheese for this mountain since the "J" in the cheese is pronounced as a "Y," but we have time to find a real "J" cheese before we grid this out.

These rocks should be covered in snow right now.


Summit, straight ahead.

Looking back


Deep in conversation


The last ledge up

Samantha on top of the world

Almost there




What happened to the cairn that used to be here?

Samantha, Alex, and Sage on Jackson

Gray Jay waiting

Me and the girls

Jays!








Cheese on the 48!

Butt-sliding down the mountain



Back at the trailhead...so many cars!



Always good to get out in the woods.

See you on the trails!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Twins and Galehead. January 24, 2016

Alex published a trip report for this hike a few days ago on her blog.  You can read her report, which is accompanied by tons of photos, here.

For the purposes of record keeping, I am posting my own photos below.  You should definitely visit Alex's blog for the complete TR, though.

























John supplied the tasty Toscano (for the Twins!) cheese



These were a mistake.  Sage gagged; she had never had a Twinkie before
and thought, understandably, that they were disgusting.

































Gouda cheese on Galehead!












Poor Sage got three nasty blisters on this heel!  She couldn't ski the next day.  :(

We'll be back on the trails within a day or two.  Our next hike will be short though, since both girls have midterms this coming week and they need to study.