This past Thanksgiving weekend the lady and I hiked the Alpental trail up to Snow Lake with some friends. The lower, flatter part of the trail was nice and packed down making for pretty easy going. Once the trail started getting steeper we had to plow through switchbacks covered in the 7 inches of powder that fell the night before.
On the way down the mountain, we were able to slide on our feet from one switchback to another - sometimes sliding as much as thirty feet or so. It's been a while since I played in the snow like that.
Here we are toward the beginning of our hike.