A last few photos from my winter hike, for which I arrived over prepared. I set out with my Frog Tog waterproof pants on over my jeans, bundled up with my winter parka, thick socks in my old-style snow boots. Within ten minutes two things were clear: there was a blazed, packed trail through the snow from all the other folks out enjoying the day, and I was overdressed and sweaty.
I followed the trail down to Kennedy Creek and would have been fine in hiking boots and bluejeans the whole way. But what the hell, it was a good hike and well worth it. And when I reached the creek – which was frozen over – I was able to go off trail for a few minutes.