If the word "paradise" is part of the name of the main destination then I want to be on the go list and go there! I have been through there in the summer but never in the winter. When we reached Paradise Valley on our snowshoes today, I wondered why have I never snowshoed here? Why I asked? Why?
The horse trail was narrow lined and with snow laden trees.
The trail sign along the way which at one point was covered in snow.
We took a few minutes once we reached this junction for a quick energy boost.
Being mid March, soon it will be time to pay closer attention to signs like this.
It was looking like paradise to me!
in my happy place mentally and physically
After lunch a couple of us ventured down the trail a tiny bit further before returning to carry on with our day. Parts of the creek were open. That's Sheol Mountain behind me and Saddleback Mountain in the top right photo. I was up on that one twice last summer.
We passed by the turn off at the bridge and opted to carry on straight down beside Paradise Creek.
This involved more trail breaking with very careful positioning of snowshoe placement.
I checked back to make sure the others were close behind.
It looked so pretty back there.
Gosh, it was beautiful along here too and not busy what so ever.
We did notice the cloud formation right before our eyes.
At times it looked like a place, some thought Africa.
From Moraine Lake Road, to the Tramline and now we snowshoed down the Louise Creek Trail.
We reached the Village and had a few minutes before catching our ride and heading on home.
This was our route for this beauty of an adventure.
I was already thinking I can hardly wait to get home to see my photographs of this place called "paradise". It is quite sweet when you get to just follow all the stars as they align from the beginning of the day to the end. I think I figured out why I have never snowshoed here before. It happened when the timing was right and that was today!