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Pole Knoll Recreation AreaAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Snowshoeing avatar Feb 11 2012
writelots
Snowshoeing3.50 Miles 700 AEG
Snowshoeing3.50 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.40 mph
700 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Drove up to the White Mountains for a bit of winter fun. Of course, the snow in Pinetop where our cabin was located was minimal - most of it seems to have melted off and turned to mud. So we headed up to Pole Knoll where there was still plenty of the white stuff on all of the slopes except the south. On the south face we ended up taking off our snow shoes to navigate the rocks, but they had to go back on in the knee to hip deep drifts once we got around to the east side again.

Wonderful day. The trails were well marked and easy to follow. Although it's obvious they were groomed, there wasn't much evidence of cross-country skiers or other snowshoers for that matter. We had the place all to ourselves! The snow was a bit crusty and wet, which made it particularly tough for the dogs, but once they figured out to stay in our snowshoe tracks, they did much better.

The day we left Pinetop it was snowing. Go figure. Doesn't look like much will stick, but we're glad to see it anyway!
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