|A little too much snow to continue|
|Bridge at the beginning of the trail|
Luckily, I didn't miss out, because of some adventurous friends who decided on a whim to see where the snow level was. They didn't plan on hiking; didn't even bring backpacks. But when I suggested the alternate trail, they were up for it.
Even though we were drenched, cold and muddy and didn't get back to the car until almost 7, we were all happy. It wasn't at all what we had planned. It would have been really easy, with the forecast calling for 90% chance of showers, to trudge to the gym and then spend the rest of the day inside. But thanks to my adventure buddies, it wasn't that kind of day at all.