Snowshoe Wilderness Adventure
After a big snow Friday and continued snow in the morning, we called an audible and opted to go to nearby Flagstaff Mountain rather than make the drive to Indian Peaks Wilderness. A foot of untracked snow greeted us on the Tenderfoot Trail, a 2.5 mile loop that starts and ends at Realization Point. The heavy snow made for slow going, but mostly sunny skies and calm winds made the walking comfortable. We stopped for snacks on the Divide Overlook, and melted snow for hot chocolate and cookies. After a quick snowball fight, we headed back up the west side of Flagstaff to the parking lot to end an excellent outing.
We will strap on our snowshoes and travel into the heart of the winter wilderness. This will be a trip for those who are ready for a dose of adventure along with their hot chocolate.
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