Thursday, January 6, 2011

Silver Lake Snowshoe

Time is flying already! Just below the Carson Spur, on Highway 88 and 5 miles below Kirkwood....we stopped New Year's Eve for a late day snowshoe at Silver Lake. I led the way.
Then made a dash for it! The trail was well marked by snowmobile.
My snow bootie cuffs filled with snow very we made a few snow removal pit stops. Onward to Silver Lake.
It was late afternoon and the sun was starting to sink away.
Views all around. Clouds flowing overhead....on their way to bringing big snows during the weekend.
There was a number of folks fishing through the frozen can see a dot of one in towards middle left in the photo below. We had originally thought to snowshoe onto the lake and perhaps across...but mom fell into a snow hole on the lake, and we quickly re-routed to higher ground and found these icicle trees!'re tasty!
Yummers! I love you icicles!
The 'it's snowing' game with dad. Found a sweet snowed-in dock which is part of the Kit Carsen Lodge . A great spot for watching the sun sink away. Ahhh....I'll just stay.
We made our way back on the trail before dark, and a short drive found us at Kirkwood just in time for the New Year's Eve torch light parade down the mountain.
Happy New Year friends.


  1. Boy, icicles! Yum! Sure looks like fun!

  2. It is surely beautiful there but my bones are cold looking at these pictures. Sierra surely is a snow bunny and, as always, such a darling.

  3. Weren't those icicle trees so pretty and sparkly? Bet they were quite refreshing to the tongue too:)

    We are so missing our snow this year, but we suppose there is still winter yet to come.

    Hugs and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. These pictures are stunning Sierra! Happy New Year to you and your humans too.
    A lot of dogs in Scotland are now buying these snow shoes - this is the first year we have seen this here!
    Martha and Bailey xx

  5. Oh boy that looks like fun, but brrrrrrrr.
    The picture of SR eating the icicle is priceless. Looks like everyone is having a good time. Just the way it should be.

  6. We love eating icicles too, Sierra Rose! What beautiful pictures!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Ahhhhh... takes us back to our vacay - what fun fun fun to see Silver Lake from the Kit Carson Lodge end! We camped at the complete opposite end of that lake last summer! Looks cool all frozen over - except so NOT cool that your Mom fell through a hole - how frigidly awful for her... Cool icicle trees you found - we never saw any of those, but so glad to see you so appreciative of them hee hee! Love this post!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  8. Breathtaking photo's AGAIN :-)
    Pleased to see you had your snow shoes on. I would have come with you, but you might have had to play husky and pull me along :-)
    Happy New Year SNOW DOG :-)
    lots of love AMIE SOTO BLOSSOM :-) XXX

  9. *SIGH!*



    PeeEssWoo: I love your icesikhle tree ;-)

  10. Happy New Year, Sierra! What a wonderful adventure you had! That's a beautiful scenery! Looks like you enjoyed a lot to play in the snow.

  11. That sounds like FUN! I think that I've been to Silver Lake before - I love that you remind me of long-ago adventures in your blog!

    Gorgeous photos. It's so stark yet so beautiful. But, you brighten up every photo, Sierra Rose.

  12. First of all, let me just say how stylin' you are in those booties! :-) Second, it again looks like you had the best time in an amazing setting and you even found 'low cal' treats--How does it get any better?

  13. I am shocked you will wear boots - I try to eat mine off immediately! Looks like a lot of fun.

    Wags N Kisses,

  14. I am so jealous!!! This place is so beautiful and you have very nice booties too!

  15. Wow! Y'all were out there! Is it hard to walk in snowshoes? You gave me a huge smile with your icicle tree Sierra Rose :D :D :D What a great adventure!

    Waggin at ya,

  16. What a beautiful walk you went on! And those are pretty cool boots you have there!!! Gorgeous pictures and icicles too!! Heaven!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  17. Icicle Trees, I understand pre-date the dawn of doggies....I would love these for sure...trouble is that the temperature is so variable and ice turns to drips and melts away so quickly...such is the maritime condition..BTW...Happy new Year!

  18. Oooh! We LOVE eating icicles!!! Looks like a Most Excellent snow adventure! We haven't had snow for about a week now, and I'm hoping we'll get some more, soon, although we've got enough to do some serious snow zoomies (and Mom and Dad are happy with the firmer snow, as apparently ski racing in powder isn't as much fun as it could be...). Happy snow times!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  19. You are one lucky, and pretty, girls!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  20. Oh my gosh, those booties are so cute! I can't believe you leave them on!

  21. So beautiful! You look cute in your boots, and I would love to share those icicles with you :)

  22. Wow! What fun! Mom has never seen tree-cicles before, and loves the pictures of you licking them.


  23. Envy! Envy! Envy! You lucky girl! Snow, icicles you can reach and eat, watching a ski parade at night! You have great adventures, Sierra Rose!
    Thank you for sharing them!

  24. Sierra
    Oh boy I'm sure glad I'm not the only one who wears snow boots. Whew... you have to endure it too! My mom just bought snowshoes so she hopes she can do what you guys do... except falling in a hole. I gotta try that icicle thing. You look so cute catching them.

  25. You are such a good girl to wear your snow boots! Your momma and dadda must be furry prouds of you. Momma loved the photo of you and the icicles the very mostest! How cool (literally) is that! Wishing you a New Year filled with fun and sun and love...

  26. Happy New Year Sierra Rose and family!
    I can see how much you enjoyed the snow!
    It looked all white and beautiful there!
    Kisses and hugs

  27. Sierra you sure know the best placed to have fun and get the best pictures..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  28. WOWZERS! What a great snow adventure! Do you have boots on?

  29. That looks like an awesome hike and icicles too! Hope you're well and that 2011 is Golden!


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