FINALLY the Northwest got some fresh snow. Last Friday Abigail, my mom, my mom’s friend Anita, and I headed up to Paradise in order to snowshoe out to reflection lake. When we got to the lower lodge we were greeted by a closed gate and the information that they wouldn’t be opening the road to Paradise until eleven because it was taking so long to clear the roads. I took this as a very good sign. To pass the time we headed out on a very short romp on the Wonderland Trail (don’t worry Wonderland Trail, I’ll be back) and got back to the cars just in time to have a sandwich and head through the recently opened gates.
Once at Paradise we got to break trail in two feet of fresh powder down to Reflection Lake. It was a stunning hike and a happy day, seeing so much of that fluffy white stuff.
And so it continues, getting outside despite living in the biggest city in Washington. It is possible!