Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration around the world. Wikipedia
Due to a higher chance of snowfall in the mountains on Christmas Day, we postponed our trip to today.
With more snow in the forecast today, I stayed west of the Cascades and resorted to another one of our Puget Sound area off-season go-to places.
The area had more snow when we last visited two Decembers ago. Temperature reading of 17°F at the start of the hike, felt much colder than being in higher elevations in the mountains.
Bacon Creek Road (NF-1060) was clear of obstacles and with a dusting of snow beyond the first mile.
Last Christmas we turned around at mile 2.5 after spending hours swimming in fresh powder while breaking trail.
Today we followed the 30% chance snow forecast to Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley.
Judging by other reports, my guess is that no one actually made it to the lake today.
Snowshoes were working in overdrive from the car all the way to the our turnaround point at 2.5 miles.
Road 73 was covered in slush when I made the turnoff from Highway 410, and barely made it Skookum Flats before parking near other vehicles. Lots of people walking…
Perhaps the best day of the year to visit the lake, as most people were probably just getting up and opening presents.
What I wouldn’t give to be sipping a cup of hot cocoa, snuggling up with the dogs, and opening presents under the Christmas tree…