With all of the excitement of the snow, I did not get to share a picture of the bear that wondered through camp last week. This little guy came through camp with a sibling. They hung out for a day and then went on their way. I am sure they were trying to find some place warmer. The snow moved in the next day. The days seem to be getting warmer. The high yesterday was 49 with a low of 32. I have had several questions in regards to the ice on the trail. There are certain sections on every trail leading to the lodge that do not get much sun light. With this being said, there will be icy patches on the trail for a while. I can not tell you what it will be like in the next couple of weeks. I always tell people if they are hiking during this time of the year, it is best to be prepared. You can by "Yaktrax" for around $20. They make other ice walkers that are pricier and last longer. If you will only be using for this trip, I would suggest the cheaper alternative. It is better to purchase them and not need them then to not purchase them and need them. If we get more rain in the next couple of weeks and the nights stay cold, there will be more ice on the trails.
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