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Nancyann
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PostTue Mar 10, 2020 12:56 pm 
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Monday I was very fortunate to be able to spend what was probably the best day of the year so far enjoying warm sun and blue sky up on the Skyline Lake Trail. Hiking Partner and I went up in the early afternoon and only saw a few other groups, most of them coming back down. Many wore snowshoes, but I was fine in Microspikes and Hiking Partner wore boots with good tread. There was so much snow up at the Pass!
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20

Skyline Lake looked like a herd of buffalo had been through the day before, and we were very thankful to be there on a Monday. It was so warm I just hiked in my shirtsleeves, but the footing was nicely consolidated and easy to travel on.
Skyline Lake Trail
Skyline Lake Trail
Skyline Lake Trail
Skyline Lake Trail
Skyline Lake Trail
Skyline Lake Trail

The camp robbers were quite charming.
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20

We followed the trail up the ridge above the lake to a little false summit and the views were superb!
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20

Then we looped back under the summit for even more exquisite views.
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20

We stopped at the lake for lunch and basked in the late afternoon sun before heading back down, just in time too, because once we reached the shady part of the trail, the temperature dropped and we were reminded that itís not quite spring yet!
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
Skyline Lake Trail 3/9/20
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PostTue Mar 10, 2020 3:58 pm 
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Whoa. Nice snowpack over there.
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PostWed Mar 11, 2020 8:33 pm 
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Beautiful!  So great that you were able to enjoy the day and get away from the news.❤️
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