Ranger Creek Hike (Greenwater area)  11/5/2005 
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Just a bit of snow at the start.  At about 3500' snow pretty
much cover the trail and the tree were dumping at times.


The snow was light and fluffy.  Travel was pretty easy.  Wendell broke most of the trail.

 
The shelter at 5200' was a great rest/snack point, where there was about 15 inches
 of snow.  We continued another 1.3 miles before the snow became so deep that
 the hopeful loop trip via Deep Creek was called (the snow was 3+ feet deep).