Saturday, March 16, 2019

Requiem for the old bridge (and Blue Blazing)

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day - sunny and not too cold. It was still way too muddy to mountain bike so Kevin and I decided to finish blazing the Blue Trail.

We noted some interesting  things along the the trail... that's what makes the valley so special - there is always something amazing if you just look around!
Monster face
The Coyote Crossing Bridge--washed away last fall in a nasty flood--is visible downriver. I wish I had a bugle to play Taps :-( Surprisingly its still intact but a close up of the snapped guy wires showed just how powerful the river can be...

Kevin had the Picasso touch on the blazing! :-)
  The old car chassis is still there - but every year its a little more weather worn...
 Lastly up by the Indian Ledges we marveled at this huge quartz boulder - the Valley never dissapoints!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Crampons at pValley

I went back into the Park today (Sunday) to see how our blue blazing held up. This time I used my crampons! All the blue blazing  is looking good (phew!)
 Couldn't resist snapping this photo :-)

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Finally - Snow!

March 2nd - We finally got some snow. I took a walk in my local park (Woodway) and enjoyed wearing my snowboots (for a change!)
Virgin  snow!! 
My footsteps...