We are a close knit group of people who thrive in high places. We love challenges including long hikes to out of the way places through adverse weather inorder to catch a glimpse of a new breathtaking vista. What do Mountains dream of ?
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Going home the back way on Bachelor Grade. Evoking visions of a hilly road lined with single men. Far from true it is a nice isolated winding road which is choked with dust in the summer and mildly to moderately treacherous depending on the temperature in winter. If cold ( and what is really cold? ) for our purposes less than 20 degrees the road is quite good in the snow. If it is around 32 degrees you can kiss yourself good bye. If you want to experience serious sliding this is the place complete with drop offs into pretty pristine lakes. As you can see it is April 20th and I took this picture 2 days ago after we had yet another snow. The snow iced the mountains one more time for our viewing pleasure. We had snow in the valley as well but it had melted by the evening drive.Rumor has it there is about 28 feet of snow on the top of the foothills. Snow pack is 150% . We are grateful for the water.
The fields as you drive towards Bachelor Grade always have a few visitors. One night driving home after sunset in the snow in December there were 30 deer crossing the road here.