In the morning (15-March-2011), I had some business to tend to which took until nearly noon to complete. It was a beautiful sunny day which was simply screaming out for a hike to a high place. Considering the lateness of the day, my options were somewhat limited. In the end, I opted to hike the Crawford Path to Mt. Pierce. There are no water crossings to consider, and it's overall just a no-nonsense trail which provides quick and easy transport to the Presidential Range.
There was one thing that made this trek to Mt. Pierce a bit different for me. At several points along the trail, I was entertained by the work of some talented person who had etched various cartoon-like faces in the snow banks adjacent to the trail. Some might consider this as graffiti, however I found it entertaining! Since I lack any talent for drawing, I'm easily impressed by those folks who can perform what I consider to be artful "magic" with just a few stokes of a pencil (or a trekking pole, in this particular case).
And so, below is a collage of but a few of the many cartoon faces that entertained me on my trek to Mt. Pierce.
Besides enjoying the trailside "art show", I also enjoyed taking photos of the same vistas that all of us do when we visit Mt. Pierce. I'll just bore you with a few photos as shown below.
And besides snapshots of mountain vistas, I (of course) took the obligatory photo of a Gray Jay along the way.
Oh! And this was my first time this particular season to see snow fleas (a.k.a. springtails). Spring is indeed near!
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