Bubble in the desert

A blog I started whilst on a GE "Bubble" assignment in Nevada. I'm back in Cambridge (UK) now but still miss the desert and my friends out there.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Snow shoeing

Originally uploaded by CarlMyhill.
We set a GPS waypoint to show us where the Rin Trail was from the cabin and set off to hike the 0.75 mile up there. This was much harder than we expected with the deep powder making the snow shoes sink more than I was used to. Kathryn didn't know any better though since it was her first go on snow shoes!

At one point we pushed the poles down into the snow to see how deep the light powder was - it was at least 3 ft before we had any resistance. Amazing!

A little unsure about the characteristics of deep powdery snow we stuck together and kept a careful eye out for slopes which looked like they could avalanche, though our experience of such things was very limited.


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