On Thursday, 2011 October 27 the forecast was for a sunny break in the wet weather. We decided to play hooky and go for a hike.
There is a winter route for skiers from the Roe Creek Road to the meadows leading to Brew Mountain. We wanted to explore it before it was covered with snow. We could see that the recent precipitation had fallen as snow on the upper regions of all the local mountains. As we drove up the Roe Creek road, and then on a logging road above it, we were surprised that our parking spot, at 3300 feet, was already covered with fresh snow. All day we walked in a few inches of new dry snow. The occasional splashes of sunlight was magical in those old growth forests.
These are some videos and still pictures. The background music is by Kevin MacLeod, http://incompetech.com.
To explore the GPS route of this hike, please see the next blog entry.