Wed Dec 19
Diane’s Crossing to Hill Road and beyond on the FLT, Danby SF
Official head count: 13H, one D
Sat Dec 22
Danby SF: Loop trail from Bald Hill Road to Diane’s Crossing and back
We’ve been very lucky this fall and gotten an unusually large number of mornings with fresh snow draped beautifully over the woods — this one was the best so far — in fact, it was probably the best winter-wonderland scenery we’ve had in some years
Normally I load the hike photos onto the web site in the sequence they were taken, so the hike report becomes a chronological narrative of the walk — this time I’m just putting the most dramatic scenes first, so you can get a quick idea how apectacular it was
This is Michigan Creek looking south from the little footbridge at Diane’s Crossing ….
…. everyone was bowled over by the spectacular scene
This part of Danby SF is a perfect setting for a very clingy snow because of the mix of evergreens, mature deciduous trees with lots of small branches, and thick-growing bushes. The situation was even more special because the snow wasn’t deep, so it wasn’t a struggle to walk, just a little bit slippery
Even the half-mile stretch of road walk looked great — as promised, no traffic ….
Official head count: 17H, two D
Sun Dec 23
Lindsay Parsons Preserve, West Danby
Official head count: 22H, nine D