We talked about doing a snowshoe hike and Chumley was watching the weather closely making sure our timing was perfect. We started about 1020am with much of the snow from the storm having already fallen but still had more in the forecast. However, that was part of the plan to hike while it was snowing and make for a very scenic winter wonderland hike. Everything was frosted over nicely as we ascended to the rim. The snow got progressively deeper and by the time we reached the rim it was an awesome sight!
Eventually we crossed over the snow covered FR 300 and heading down the Babe Haught trail towards Knoll Lake. This section is relatively flat and made for some sweet snow shoeing. Chumley was churning out the pace on the front and breaking trail for Kathy and I. Really can't thank him enough for putting in all that effort because I tried it for about 5 minutes and decided to let him do all the work
Reaching Knoll Lake everything was frosted and caked with snow and made for an great lunch/break spot. We took our time enjoying the scenery which was the only real break of the day but well deserved. On the way back Chumley got to enjoy all the hard work from the hike in. We had nice track to follow back down to the trailhead. Sweet day of snow shoeing and thanks Chumley for putting it together!