Walks in snowfall are amazing. Especially if you can make it out right afterwards, when the fresh snow is still clinging to the branches. I did bring along my Yak Trax traction devices, thinking I might need some traction, but never really slipped at all. But I did find out that snow tends to collect on the bottom heels of your shoes and makes you feel like you're walking on high heels. I had to clear them off with my hiking poles fairly often.
|Snowfall makes the branches look like elkhorn coral under the sea|
Pass Mountain AT Hut - no one had stayed the night, so no tracks anywhere.
|The deer found refuge from the storm here, right on the trail. There were leaf piles to keep them warm and deer tracks everywhere|
|Appalachian Trail heading south toward Thornton Gap in Shenandoah National Park||A Walk in the Snowfall|