2/4/2016: Snowshoeing El Dorado National Forest

I was hoping to find a high point that overlooked Lake Tahoe but was limited on time.  When I didn’t see the trail to Echo Lakes (hidden on the other side of the snow drift from where I parked), I took Ridge Loop trail.  There was at least an inch of fresh powder so, while the trail was obvious from previous activity, I was the first person on the new snow.      The trail was relatively flat and an easy walk.  A good workout to get the kinks out after skiing and before a long drive home.

Ridge Loop Trail
The night brought fresh snow

I can’t say that I was the first one on the new snow because there were footprints everywhere.  From mice to bobcat, the fresh snow provided evidence of the early morning activity.

Mine were not the only footprints

Echo Lakes Winter Guide

2 Comments on “2/4/2016: Snowshoeing El Dorado National Forest

  1. It’s a great feeling on snowshoes but I always feel guilty that I ruined that pristine blanket for the next person.


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