Our friends Tim and Carol invited us to their new home in Camino, CA. Two years ago they lost there home to a big fire in the area of Sierra Nevada. Last time we visited we went snow shoeing and why not do the same thing this time. We ventured out in the snow just north of a town called Strawberry.
High five – let’s do this!
Tim took us to his own little “secret” trail, from where we could head down to the old “Pony Express Trail”. The trail was in use for only 19 months from April 1860 to November 1861. The pony carried mail 2,000 miles (3.218 km) in just 12 days in the summer and 14 days in the winter. The transcontinental telegraph was completed on October 24, 1861, and messages could be sent from coast to coast in just minutes and the Pony Express Trail died just 27 days later.
Here we visit the ruins of a District Office/Station a long the Pony Express Trail
Carol couldn’t joint us because of a food surgery, but she loves the trail and have named it “Little Yosemite”.
We went to the top of a “little” hill at 2048 meters (6750 feet)
We climbed 250 meters (825 feet) up the hill in deep snow – it maybe doesn’t sound that much, but remember that the highest point in Denmark is 560 feet (170 meters). The mountain range Sierra Nevada, CA, have had a big snow fall this winter and more is coming next week. Take a look at the big amount of snow on the tree.
Right now there is about 15 feet of snow! I could touch the power line – but didn’t
Sunday we went for a 2 mile hike with Douglas, Rebecca and her daughter Daisy (3½ years old) to see a waterfall in the Gold Country.
Heading up the trail…
Don’t forget to have fun on your way…
I just can’t help it… where there is water and stones = throwing stones into the water
This was the view of the waterfall?
The trail start here: N 38 47.9844’ and V 120 52.9149’ look for this… and follow the trail that starts by the green gate (1 mile one way).