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Snowdon Rock is our first outing of the new year.

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Craig's son Bryan was visiting, so we went for a little snowshoe. We used to park at the turnoff for Snowdon, but they complained at me so instead we park back with the snomos. So this hike starts with a bit of a walk on the road. That's okay, though; it's very pretty. And we got to admire the ice.

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Soon enough, we were wading through some pretty deep snow. When the going got tough, Dakota helped by standing on our snowshoes.

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I got a little off track, which didn't help much, either.

After that extra bit of work, we were back on familiar terrain and getting blasted by sunshine.

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It gets a little steep. That's when we let Bryan take over.

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And above that, the views kick in.

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Nearing our high point.

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About to step onto the summit.

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Summit.

No wind. Sunshine. About 30°F. Tea time!

Bryan's comment: "Pretty nice neighborhood you live in, Dad."

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In the sun, the snow was quickly getting heavy. Time to go down.

Of course, that snow was also gaining moisture, making the down part a little slippery.

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Traversing the hillside. Under all that snow, this is granite. Trailhead
Bryan spotted this editorial comment on our passing. Trailhead

Icicles on the roadway on our way back to the truck.

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