I had a few hours to kill and decided to get a quick snowshoe in. I didn't do the loop but I did start at this trailhead. Anyways, as I was starting my trek a policeman was giving someone a ticket for parking without a permit. Glad I picked mind up last week when I was up there. I followed the trail for about a 1/4 of a mile and then decided it was time to get a workout and break trail. Since I started at 1pm the snow was wet and heavy so it was a good workout with my 40pd pack. The temp was about 45 degrees and t-shirt weather with the sun beating off the snow. I did a lot of climbing and got to a point that looked familar and I started to laugh when I realized why it was familar. It was back in May 2011 a freak snowstorm and I was quiding Mike Armstrong alone in the snow during this storm. Every other time he had at least 2 or 3 guides on his quest to raise money and become the first blind hiker to complete the AZT.
The day would end at Alpine with my daughter and her friend. Potato skins, breadsticks, and a large za. This was second choice since there was an hour wait at Oregano's Growing up and eating pizza in New York and New Jersey you get spoiled. I've tried all the Flag joints and nothing compares...All are pretty much the same...Ni Marcos Roma ...blah...blah...blah. Nothing like za in New York better than most in Italy in my opinion