I went for a short day snowshoeing into Redfish Lake near Stanley, Idaho. I’ve been looking forward to it for a few weeks. I rose early, 4am, and headed up through Banks, then Lowman, then Stanley, and pulled off at the Redfish Lake turnoff. I arrived at about 6:45 and the light had just begun to peek over the mountains. Sunrise was scheduled for 7:45 and I wanted to get out by the lake before the sun actually showed it’s face. I also happened to notice that it was about -8° F.
This was my first snowshoeing trip in a really long time. It was also my first time to Redfish. I really enjoyed it. I learned that my boots were too large and left me with a few blisters. I also found that my lenses tended to want to freeze on the surface, leaving me with some foggy images.
I will do this again. The scenery is AMAZING, and the time alone was exactly what I needed, but I want to share this with my wife and friends next time.
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Driving back toward home, the sun seemed to have brought the mountains alive. Lots of people were out and enjoying the almost springlike weather. I saw these guys floating down the river just West of Garden Valley and pulled over long enough to watch them and take a few quick shots.