After an ill-fated attempt at snowshoeing last Thursday, when the weather was so foul that I turned around after just 20 feet and fought my way back to the truck, Reg and I found Mount Ashland far more hospitable today.
In addition to the spectacular view we had of Mount Shasta (top photo), our ongoing uphill efforts were rewarded with another distant view of Mount Mcloughlin (above).
Today was the perfect day for a snowshoe trek on Mount Ashland. Clouds above us and clouds below us left us with incredible views that went on forever. No reason to hurry back to the truck this time!
Another day of sunshine provided us with a beautiful end to our disappointingly short snowshoe season. Unusually cold winter temperatures and my poorly timed broken wrist caused a late start this year. Never mind…our trek today along the Natasha’s Web loop trail at Buck Prairie Winter Recreation Area was well worth the wait. The trail and clear skies rewarded us with an amazing distant view of 9,495 foot Mount McLoughlin as we headed uphill.
With springtime just around the corner, it’s time for carryoncouple to shift it’s focus. Next week, we’ll hitch up the trailer (actually, Reg will hitch it up…I supervise) and head first south, then east as we put our love of the “RV way of life” to the test…stay tuned!
Like most of the West Coast, Southern Oregon has had one heck of a winter. While the excessive rain and snow have been great for our reservoirs, the seemingly never ending cold temps and gray skies have made for an unusually dreary winter.
A quick check of the weather report last Monday promised a two day window of blue sky…just enough time for friends Judy and Chris to quickly organize a snowshoe trip with us to our neighborhood ski resort – Mt. Ashland.
A service road leads below the back of the mountain and winds uphill, eventually revealing a 360 degree view at the top. As the day warmed up, we managed to stay just above the fog rolling in below.