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Thought that you guys would like to see what us PNW folks do for kicks.  Rumi and I went snowshoeing yesterday at
Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park here in Washington.

It's georgous in summer, but REALLY comes into it's own in the winter time!


The parking lot had just been plowed.  101" snow depth on the level.



It's not called HURRICANE ridge for nothing!  The wind driven snow was plastered on the trees,
making for a surreal landscape!



Rumi the stylin dude.



Fiddlin' with his camera.



You can feel the stillness!



A Rumi silhouette.



Following the ridge ahead of us.



Breaking first trail in snow is hard work!



This is where we had come from.



Clouds came rolling in and we ended up turning around.  
It sucks when you keep falling down because of no contrast between snow and sky.
This is looking back to our turn around point.

We had a great time, even though we didn't make our destination!  
Some of you flatlanders need to come along on our next adventure so
we won't sound so pitiful with all the wheezing and sucking of air sounds we make!   :p

The entire album if you're really bored:
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Holy jealousness Batman!!!   :D

Great photos, really beautiful scenery.  I'm hoping to get a little taste in the White Mountains tomorrow (even with the recent storm, I don't think it will be quite as dramatic as your photos).

Thanks for sharing!


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Otherworlldly to this Southerner.

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I think the deep snow against the dark stormy skies is just great. Really cool photos.

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Very nice pics. Thanks for sharing.
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Gorgeous!!

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Very nice.  My wife and I started out today, and I broke the rear strap on the second step.  She left me for dead.

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Great pics!  It looks almost fun.
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Awesome.   :)
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Schweet.

I was going to say something about Whistle Pigs and other bovines but, well, I might have to drive through there some day.

After the scorching, dry summer we had all this white stuff is awesome. I've got to start snowshoeing and get rid of this ordinance I've packed on my belly.

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ice-nine's Hurricane Ridge Snowshoe Dec 2012 album on Photobucket


This my phote album.  

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I clicked expecting ladies rolling in the snow, nekkid.  Sheesh....  :angry:























Kidding!!  Nice winter hike there!!


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These are truly gorgeous.  We had to get inland to find snow ourselves but only a few inches at about 4,000 feet, nothing like this.

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Ah....very nice!

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. . . This my phote album.  

Rumi

Are those Gray Jays that HoosierDaddy is goofing around with?
Those little critters never cease to entertain me.

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A couple more for those too lazy to open the full album link:


Looks like a little fat snowbird.....but really just a glob of snow on a tree top. :p  (Yes, I'm easily amused)


Here are the REAL birds.  Also known as Gray Jays, or Camp Robbers.  I call them Flying Rats.





They are VERY tame and will sit on your open hand, thinking you have some food for them.  
One of them bit my thumb 'cause I didn't feed him anything.  Bastard! :angry:  :laugh:


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Wow! Beautiful pictures. My wife and I have been doing some snowshoeing lately but nothing compared to this in the way of scenery.
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holy WOW!! fantastic photos, thankyou for posting them.  That looks like the perfect place to be at that time.

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Great pics but is that an ascot that RumiDude is sporting in pic #3?

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Thankfully the Snow Angels had their clothes on ;-) lol......

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Great pics but is that an ascot that RumiDude is sporting in pic #3?

That is a stretchy neck gaiter.  I can pull it up over my ears or even on top of my head.  It is very versitile.  I wish I could find another like it but though they still make them I haven't seen any.  All others I have tried are either way too warm or way too cold.  Even when I sweat, it keeps me warm and dries quickly.  It isn't totally wind proof but does a very good job blocking the wind.  It is called a Headgator.  I picked it up at a ski shop sometime in 1990 or so.

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I guess I should admit, all that trompin' through deep snow wore me out.  Dang, sometimes it was a real effort just to ascend a three or four foot rise.  slipping back after making progress was kinda disheartening.  And of course we had to be carefull to avoid tree wells, which sometimes was not as easy as it might seem.

Anyway, we stayed safe and had an excellent time in the snow.  Even though it wore me out, it got me all excited being out there.  I can hardly wait till my next opportunity to tromp around some more.

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Wow, truly a winter wonderland.  I'm green, ah, make that white, with envy. You guys have all the fun (and snow).

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Beautiful.  Excellent pics.
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Anyway, we stayed safe and had an excellent time in the snow.  Even though it wore me out, it got me all excited being out there.  I can hardly wait till my next opportunity to tromp around some more.

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