“Winter is coming.” ―
It’s February, and still winter. At least for some of us. I have seen some snow this winter, but not as much as I usually do. The theme for this week’s Sunday Still is Frozen. I digged out four of my favorite winter photos from last year. The photo above is Lassen Volcanic National Park’s visitor center, in February last year. Lots of snow! When I found this photo I felt a stronge urge to go snowshoeing.
A short hike up from the visitor center takes you to Sulphur Works. It’s the parks most easily accessible hydrothermal area. Very intersting to see…if you can stand the smell. I used to spend almost every weekend hiking in Lassen Volcanic National Park when I lived in northern California. I miss it, and I work hard on finding new favorite places around here.
A frozen Castle Lake (CA.)
My second favorite area for winter hiking in northern California would be the area around Castle Lake, and Heart Lake.
“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
I know that my dog misses our snow adventures. I’m trying to make up for it the best I can. Yesterday we had a fantastic afternoon in Red Rock National Conservation Area, outside Las Vegas (NV.) I will post photos from that adventure later this week. …and yes, there was some snow on the northern slopes of the Red Rock, but nothing like the photos in today’s post. What’s the weather like where you are? I hope you’re having a fabulous week!