It was time for our annual Spring Creek Snow Run and the weather sounded like it might be bad. We decided to start from the top of Spring Creek and go down from the top for a bit, then turn around and go back up -- that would mean we wouldn't spend 12 hours on the trail like we did last year. We decided to to to the top via Saxon Mountain because it's easier to find in the snow than the Ute Creek and Lamartine route.
There wasn't much snow on the tops of the mountains around Spring Creek, not like last year. We were thinking it might not be too bad. We headed off to Georgetown and aired down once we got off the highway.
There wasn't any snow on the trail for quite awhile as we worked our way up the switchbacks. They were rocky and bumpy, and some places were pretty narrow. We made good time.
When we made the first turn into the trees the trail was starting to be consistently covered with snow. It wasn't a lot of snow and it wasn't icy in too many spots. It wasn't long before we got to the meadow at the top of Spring Creek.
This way is so much easier to find than Ute Creek when you're going up, so it was worth the extra bumpiness. It was a good start to a good day.
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