Part 1

Wife wanted to get out and stretch her legs so we headed over to the local park

and see how far they've gotten with snow removal. Was hoping they at least had it cleared to the Loop so we could slog up to Granite but no dice; shut down at Avalanche Lake. Nice place for a walk anyway so off we go

McDonald Creek surprisingly clear, still a good bit of snow to come down

a good telephoto would show the pack of mountain goats along the ridge to the left; I don't have a good telephoto

cedar knees

Avalanche Creek