Trail Little Moose Mountain

Trail Little Moose Mountain

On April 7th, Frosty and I headed to the Greenville area to climb Little Moose Mountain. We snowshoe Little Moose several times each winter. It is a favorite. Last night it snowed, so our drive up was gorgeous with the trees all wearing their white coats.

Snow Laced Trees Little Moose Mountain

Snow Laced Trees Little Moose Mountain

The trail was beautiful! I love seeing the trees all laced with snow. I had to control myself because I wanted to take photos every 10 feet! Seriously, it was just incredible. The sun was shining. The only negative was that there was a little wind in places. Luckily, it wasn’t bad.

Icicle Covered Trees Little Moose Mountain

Icicle Covered Trees Little Moose Mountain

In some of the open spots, the trees were covered with dripping icicles. The sun was shining on the wet icicles making them sparkle! If they ever do a live action version of Disney’s Frozen, this is the look they would try to achieve, on a much grander scale of course because — hey, it’s Disney!  I tried and tried, but couldn’t capture the beauty of this with my camera.

Hoarfrost Covered Branch on Little Moose Mountain

Hoarfrost Covered Branch on Little Moose Mountain

Then we came to one section of the trail where the trees were covered with hoarfrost. It was pretty from afar, but absolutely stunning up close. Very specific weather conditions have to occur for hoarfrost to form. I am not a meteorologist, so I will not attempt to explain it. All I know is that it is wicked cool!

Icicle Covered Rock Ledges Little Moose Mountain

Icicle Covered Rock Ledges Little Moose Mountain

The sun was shining on the ice and icicles on the rock ledges as you near the summit area trying to compete with all the other sights this morning.

Ice Crusted Trees Little Moose Mountain

Ice Crusted Trees Little Moose Mountain

The trail was packed snow most of the way, and since it was below freezing the snow stayed firm. There only a couple spots out in the open that with the sun shining on them that were soft, wet, slushy snow. It was a beautiful day to be out on the trail!

View From Little Moose Mountain

View From Little Moose Mountain

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Gear:

Frosty:

Tubbs Flex VRT Snowshoes, Black Diamond Trail Shock Trekking Poles, Limmers, LL Bean gaiters, Darn Tough Socks, Yama Pogies, L.L. Bean Mittens, L.L.Bean Ultralight Down Hooded JacketGossamer Gear KumoStormy Kromer The SK Outfitter Vest, Cabela’s 1/4 zip wool shirt, Buff merino wool neckwearJohnson Woolen Mill Worsted Wool PantsEnlightened Equipment Torrid APEX vest, and Aloha Eyewear Stone Creek MX1 Men’s Wraparound Bi-focal Sunglasses 

Magoo:

Tubbs Flex ALP snowshoes, Black Diamond Trail Shock Trekking Pole, Stormy Kromer Ida Outfitter Vest, Buff merino wool neckwear, Apana running mittens, L.L. Bean Packaway MittensL.L. Bean Ultralight 850 Down Hooded JacketDarn Tough socks, L.L. Bean AT 38 Day Pack backpack (the link is the updated version of Magoo’s pack), merino wool leggings, Russell windbreaker, old L.L. Bean ponytail hat, Layer 8 wind pants, Cabela’s Women’s Ultimate Lightweight Merino shirt, Kamik Greenbay 4 Boots, Costa prescription sunglasses, and OR gaiters.


Magoo

I like to get outdoors and enjoy life. I hike, snowshoe, run races, travel, camp, and sometimes just sit.

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