I had the park to myself YEAH! The cold weather had kept people away for the past week but I Love it! So beautiful and peaceful. I headed up the Dead Chief Trail, then to the Short Cut Trail. At the top I hit the Hot Springs Mountain Trail connected to the Honeysuckle Trail, the Peak Trail, to the Terrace and Home.
The Dead Chief was spectacular the red berry bushes (not sure what they are) mixed with the snow were a splendid winter holiday scene. The Eastern Phoebe was nestled in a tree as the snow fell around us. Up on the Short Cut Trail the “Grave Yard” my name for the stone laden hillside had an eerie feel. While up top the Cardinals were playing and they looked amazing against the white snow.