I thought about just going home, but knew the dogs wouldn't be happy about that! I turned on my GPS and looked to see which other park was the closest. Turns out the one I went to with my dad recently was only 3 miles away.
Well, it was 3 miles down a windy, hilly, snow covered dirt road! I kept thinking...this is a bad idea.
But, once we made it, I was glad I made that decision. Since we were at a much higher elevation there was snow, and it was still coming down lightly. We've only had icy, slushy snow, which has since melted. This was a treat! Luckily, I had my ice stabilizers for my boots in the car.
I really want to try some of the other paths (especially the one where you can spot otters!), but since this was unplanned I didn't have a trail map. I thought it was best to stick to the trail I was already familiar with. Plus, I would've had to drive another mile down the snowy road to get there. The dogs didn't seem to mind.
|"whew, we made it!"|
|this bridge has seen better days|
|these green squiggly things were poking up out of the snow everywhere|
|it smelled like a christmas tree here|
|"Uh ma! I don't do water, you better come up with something."|
You can see a big beaver house in this video, and the tiny path we had to get across.
It was such a great hike. I'm kind of glad the other place was closed.