Trail 1: Still on our quest to get more sun and bare ground for hiking this cold and snowy spring, we thought we might check out Ward Mountain. We knew there would be snow to start, but figured we would likely hit dry ground when we got around to the switchbacks going up the south-facing slope. But nobody had kept a packed trail going up Ward this year, so we were sinking and post-holing from the get-go. After a bit of that, we decided we would be better off heading up Sawtooth.
Trail 2: As we followed the trail around the base of Goat Mountain and into Sawtooth Canyon, we had a mix of bare ground and snow. But of course, the farther we headed in, the deeper the snow got, until eventually we decided it was time to turn around once again.
Trail 3: We still had some time left, so we decided to head part way up Goat Mountain to finish our hike for the day. We enjoyed a bit of sunshine, some bare ground and rocks to hang out on, and of course, the wonderful views.
I think it was the first time we have ever set foot on three different trails on the same day. LOL! :)
Thanks for following along on my mountain adventures. I'll see you on the next one...