Trips & Pictures
Becker Peak, January 2005
Becker Peak Snowshoeing, Jan 2005Janny (a friend from Cal Badminton) and I were able to take advantage of the brief break between storms to get up into the Sierra for a day of snowshoeing before she had to head back to Yale. The amount of snow was incredible - luckily others had passed before us in the past day or so for part of the route, so we didn't have to break too much new trail in the many feet of powder.
The trees were very heavily loaded with snow, sometimes giving the visual effect of whipped cream :)
Lake Tahoe in the distance:
The summit of Becker Peak was a slippery pile of rocks, and required some careful navigation. There were some really pretty snow effects and views from the top, though, so it was well worth it!
Icicles covered with powder snow - they looked like white shrimp tempura!
Lots of interesting bunches of powder snow crystals clinging to rocks as well
Fighting off the chilly wind with hot chocolate
Echo Lake, with the (closed for the winter) resort in the last shot
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