Report to Hikers: week of Feb 25-March 3

Hello Hikers!

Wed Feb 27

Six Mile Creek, north side — Mulholland Wildflower Preserve to Potter’s Falls

Official head count: 13H, one D


Sat March 2

Woodard Road NW to Hines Road and beyond on the FLT, Enfield

Official head count: 25H, five D


Sun March 3

Bald Hill Road to the Abbott Loop and up to The Pinnacles look-out, Danby SF

The snow was a bit deep, and quite soft and slippery — luckily, someone had driven up the road and there was a nice set of compressed tire tracks where the walking was much easier
Heading up on the Abbott Loop — no tire tracks here — what’s normally a somewhat strenuous climb to The Pinnacles became very tiring
Five people are missing from this shot, two taking photos and three laggards. The view in the background is fantastic, but I can never figure out how to include it properly in these group photos
On the downhill leg of the Abbott Loop — this stretch is normally a breeze, but it was fatiguing this time because the snow was so slippery
Back down on Bald Hill Road — no one could face the prospect of retracing our steps up to the look-out, so we decided to walk south on the road for a while instead
After two days of slogging through soft snow, my ass was seriously dragging as this hike wrapped up — I was really happy we were done

Official head count: 19H, five D