Opening Statement

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach
~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Snow Mountain Wilderness, Mendocino National Forest - December 2-4, 2017

Snow Mountain is just a 3.5 hour drive north of San Francisco, but hasn't really become well known yet, despite being established in 1984.  I love it's other-wordly landscape and feeling of solitude, at least in the off season.

I'm trying out a bit of new gear, including my new smartphone and video editing software, so I made a short video of the trip that gives you a good sense of the terrain.

As you can see in the video, we got a bit of snow, and the weather was cold, but it was delightful to be up in the mountains, and even more beautiful because of all the snow and ice formations.