There was a forty-percent chance of rain yesterday, and the Mountain Loop Road is well on the watery side of those stats. But John is home from college for the week, we'd never been there in the winter (is this still winter?) and we had to try.
The plowed part of the road ended three miles to the west. We skiied up the road without knowing exactly where we were, and found ourselves at the picnic area by the little trail leading to the Ice Caves. These caves are quite a sight in summer, barely 2000 feet above sea level, formed by avalanches sliding into a land of shadows off of Big Four Mountain.
|Back across Snoqualmie River to our home. In a week, these trees should all be a soft green.|