Dream Lake Snowshoe
January 1st, 2012
Since January 1st was a Sunday this year, we couldn't do our usual
birthday celebration for Erin as none of the college bowl games were on
tv. As you can imagine, Erin was crushed, but we decided that
since it was a nice day we should head up to the mountains and get a
quick snowshoe in. We left around 10am and we got to the
trailhead about 11:15. The weather was good up in the mountains,
but a bit windy at times. It is a short walk up the hill to get
to Nymph Lake. We've never been there in the winter before and it
was fun to be able to walk right on to the frozen lake.
Standing on Nymph Lake
We walked across the lake to join back up with the trail to Dream
Lake. In the summer you have to walk around the lake, but in the
winter you can cut off some time and just go straight across. It
was bright sunshine heading up the exposed parts of the trail.
Views along the trail
We quickly got to our destination of Dream Lake. It was pretty
windy and a bunch cooler up there since it was completely in the shade.
A frozen Dream Lake
We spent only a few minutes at the lake as it was pretty windy and
cold. We turned around and headed back to the trailhead.
On our way back down
Overall, it was a great hike and a fun chance to get outside on the
first day of the new year. Happy birthday Erin.
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