It was an ambition of mine to hike the Stronghold trail in the snow, and this morning we had the opportunity to do just that. Generally snow is here for just a number of hours, but it remained cold yesterday, and from here it looked like there was plenty left because the Stronghold is so protected.
It was a beautiful hike in now-gorgeous weather. We set no speed records as we had to watch for ice here and there, and slog through 4 inches of snow. It is always peaceful there, but in the snow it was total silence. Delightful!
Next June we will remember that we hiked this trail in the snow: Christmas Eve, 2009.