It’s new every time, because we hike it differently every time. This time, we went “backwards.” And by going backwards it was much easier to find the old Holts Run Road.
We followed it to the beaver pond that is close to Crick’s Run.
As we arrived, it started to snow. So pretty!
These tracks confused us. I think they must be fisher… but I don’t know for sure. What do you think?
We had to park up near the first campsite and walk down the rest of Hannum Road.
We saw evidence that people had been down there along the Westside Overland Trail on snow shoes and skis. But no one had been down the path to the creek in some time.
I couldn’t help thinking about hemlock trees since I’ll be giving a workshop about them on Saturday.
The gorge was very full and very frozen… so slippery, there would be no hiking along it today!
And it was more frozen than I have ever seen it! So beautiful!