Sunday, December 30, 2012
This is it! My final trip report from 2012. I sure hope 2013 is at least as good to me as 2012 was.
For my final trip of the year I had the urge to get out snowshoeing again, except I didn’t want to just head up onto the Grand Mesa again. I wanted to try somewhere new that still wasn’t too far away from home. I realized that I hadn’t made it to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park all year and I know they have some snowshoe trails near the Visitor’s Center, so I thought it would be a great place to check out.
I left my house bright and early and arrived at the park well before sunrise. Let me tell you, it was cold and windy! I hiked around until I found a view into the canyon I liked and waited for the sun to come up.
The Gunnison River far below.
When the sun broke free of the horizon, it lit up the rim of the canyon.