The morning after the last episode of Game Of Thrones was suitably dressed
It was a lovely snowy day for a walk, no wind and 34F. I enjoyed it so much that we walked 6.8 miles rather than our usual 4.4 mile loop.
The cliffs appeared and disappeared as snow clouds drifted across the Velvet Ridge
The Giant Red Monster made a brief appearance (not Biff, the cliff!)
More Red Monster
Having hiked on Sand Creek for a couple of days it was time to try an alternative, the Rim Rock Trail is pretty much opposite the Rim Rock hotel and restaurant and below Cook’s Mesa, it leads to the northern entrance to Spring Canyon.
Biff was ready to go.
Old Juniper trees always provided odd twisted shapes that look good in the snow.
Frikka went off to explore some side canyons.
The Henry Mountains always look good from this angle.
The start of the new year in Torrey was sunny and cold with a high of about 20F following a low of 2F.
We headed out to Sand Creek for the dog walk but only got about half a mile before Biff started to limp, he had a cracked paw and despite a load of Musher’s Secret he didn’t want to go on.
I decided to see what the road from UT72 over the Hogans to Cathedral Valley was like, many years it would still be impassable in the trees due to snow drifts, but not this year. The road up to Riley Springs and on to the junction for Cathedral Valley was dry so rather than heading down the hill I took the road up towards Elk Horn campground, not really expecting to get that far. The road was muddy in places and a few shaded spots had snow but nothing the Silverado couldn’t handle in 4WD.