Snow Caves & Snow Ice Cream
ICO is an inclusive organization and so we were thrilled when 19 kids showed up ready to hit the snow.
We were greeted at the East Portal trailhead by an abundance of snow, sunny skies (not unusual) and an absence of wind (very unusual and very welcome). We immediately set about getting the kids strapped into their snowshoes.
It was a truly spectacular day in a beautiful winter wilderness setting
We hiked our way through the deep winter forest, dodging skiers and crossing log bridges over frozen streams
After a mile of snowshoeing we turned off at our favorite spot in a meadow, and set about digging snow caves and tunnels, having hot drinks and snacks and generally goofing around.
As the sun began to sink and wet clothes started getting chilly, we packed up and headed back to the cars. But first we stopped to wave goodbye to the mountains. We'll be back!
We'll bop on up to the Indian Peaks Wilderness for this all-day snowshoeing adventure that will include the contruction of a snow cave, games, and the making of snow ice cream.
Rooselvelt National Forest, Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301; 303-541-2500
Boulder County Open Space & Recreation; 303-678-6222
Sulphur Ranger District (national forest lands in Grand County), 9 Ten Mile Drive P.O. Box 10 Granby, Colorado 80446. 970-887-4100