|First Night snowshoe|
|All ready to go|
This was the First 'Full Moon' snowshoe trip that the club has hosted. Even though there was no moon, it was a great trip! ( I think that it rose soon after we finished the snowshoe) We snowshoed at Wilkins Regional Park near Miworth. Headlamps were a must. I had a dim headlamp and I changed the batteries as soon as I came home. I think that it's a good thing to check ahead of the trip. But I had no problems seeing the trail as the light from the other headlamps lit up the trail brightly.
|No moon meant that it was pretty dark|
Full Moon Snowshoe Trip – Wilkins Park Jan 8, 2012
By: Nowell S.
Our expectation for this trip was for a cold, dry, crisp evening with clear skies and a full moon.
As it turned out, we had a warmish, wettish, flaccid evening with a cloudy sky, rain and no moon – at least not one that we could see.
|This photo taken by Nowell S.|
As we left the river and back to the vehicles we came across large fresh cougar prints – which was a fine finale to a very enjoyable winter’s night in Wilkins Park.
|I wore my gortex jacket as it was raining a lot|
|Matt checks out the snow conditions|
|Dry shelter with a stove if needed|