We woke to a snow covered tent and a transformed landscape.
it's amazing how even the slightest dusting can change the way I look at things.
But as I walked, the snow got deeper.
And its effects more dramatic.
The forest opened up to display Mount Thielsen, an impressive extinct volcano with a horn-like peak.
We ate lunch near a stream that ran down the mountain, and warmed our bodies in the sun.
By mid afternoon, the snow gave way to the sun's radiant gaze.
And clung only to the places still in shadow.
We reached the highest point for the remainder of the trail.
And started making our way down the mountain.
Its all down hill from here, right?