A couple years ago I took the big kids on a snowshoe hike up the Pine Hollow trail. I wrote that I would go by myself the next time.
Well this time I brought all the little kids (Claire, Drew, and Ellie) and Manina too. You’d think it would have been a much worse experience, but no — we had a great time!
The hike up was tough, but we went pretty slow and took plenty of breaks. The sun was out and we sure warmed up hiking uphill.
We’ve had a lot of snow this winter, but we didn’t need the snowshoes. The trail was packed down just enough.We hiked (here is the GPS info) further than the original trip with the big kids, making it all the way to Pine Hollow. We rested in the fresh powder and took a few photos.
Then we hopped on the sleds and cruised down the mountain. There were a few close calls, but mostly the packed down trail acts like a groomed toboggan run. It was a riot.
So grateful to live close to the mountains!