Change Creek Trail to J’s Landing St. Patrick’s Day 2018

Looking Down on Meteor Viewing Spots
Looking Down on Meteor Viewing Spots

We found an awesome spot to view the meteor showers on a little side trail that juts to the north, a bit below the ‘Change Creek Vista’ sign.  It requires just a bit of rocky scrambling but once you get there it is a nice, safe, wide spot with a terrific view:

Good Place for Meteor Shower
Good Place for Meteor Shower

As usual on this trail, the views (and the workout) are excellent:

McClellan Butte
McClellan Butte
Cool Rock
Cool Rock

It was great to get out with Derek again, he had a rare confluence of multiple schedules that allowed him to do a really fun hike.  The discovery of this potential meteor shower viewing spot was a highlight.

We wound up not going quite as far as we had planned because, once we started going down the J’s Landing connector trail, we started post-holing, sometimes up to the waist, and that is mighty tough going.  So we just headed back down.

Track:

https://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/by/djhiker/change-creek-to-js-landing-3-17-2018#.Wq2ThX8h2po

 

 

2 thoughts on “Change Creek Trail to J’s Landing St. Patrick’s Day 2018”

  1. Hi Randy, hope all is well!

    Snow shoes were invented to prevent post-holing.

    Post-holing is when you are walking across deep snow and the snow is not frozen enough to hold your weight and you keep punching through.

    On Saturday up past about 2,700 feet the snow was older (not new powder) and, intermittently, you could walk on the top (it was 3-4 feet deep_) without trouble. But then you would break through, up to the waist or so and that is a tough way to make progress.

    Keep in touch.

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