Friday's plan: hike to Fern Falls. Elevation: 8150' - 8850'. First destination: the Pool, 1.7 miles from the trailhead.
The last time my husband and I were at this bridge at the Pool in 2002, we took a picture so we took another one for old time's sake.
After crossing the bridge, the trail was up hill for a mile (so it was down hill a mile on the way back!) and it snowed. I was hoping that it would snow! There was a little trickle of rain/snow water in the middle of the path so we walked on the edge to keep our feet from getting soaked.
We made it to Fern Falls (2.7 miles from the trailhead)! We hiked a little farther and ate lunch beneath a tree on a rock before we turned back. Nothing tastes so good as lunch in the woods and in the snow!
On the way back I ran a little, very slowly, hoping to thaw out my cold toes - my first run since the Denver marathon last Sunday. : ) If I lived here, I'd run on the trails all of the time.
The 5 1/2 mile hike took us 3 1/2 hours. I'm so glad that it snowed, something we don't see much in Houston, maybe once a year, maybe not at all.
The clouds sitting just over the mountains made for some pretty views.