Rising to the occasion once again, Ron emailed me for a night hike on Tuesday up Gregory Canyon in Boulder Mountain Parks. Given that it was a full moon with good snow cover from the two snowstorms we had at the end of 2006, it was excellent timing–no headlamps needed as Ron, Elena and I hiked by the silvery light of the moon. The trail was mostly hard-packed snow and ice, so the snowshoes mostly served as crampons rather than providing float, though the occasional sun-exposed rocky shelf caused us to cringe at the sound of steel on rock. We topped out the canyon to the cabin in slightly over an hour, watched Ron fiddle about with his overly complicated camera for about 20 minutes to make a group night-hike photo.
1.4 miles each way for another 2.8 mi! (Photo by Ron Z.)