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Castle Peak Snowshoeing {Outdoor Women Adventures}

Headed out for a little spring snowshoeing with my mountain girl Jen. Seriously don’t know what I’d do without her in my life as she is my adventure homie to the 9th degree! It was another drought year but we got a pretty good storm the week before. Problem was, there were a few super worm days which slushed up and iced over the last 2 miles of the trail which made it suuuuuuper slippery even with snowshoes and poles. Nonetheless, this is one of my favorite hikes right off the 80 freeway, both in summer and winter. Note to self…even though you are slathered in 1 million spf sunscreen, you will fry like a lobster if you wear a tank top in the reflective snow for 6 hours. Ouch. Bring on the Preparation H. Which is, by far, the best remedy for an itchy, stingy sunburn….or like a giant whole body hemorrhoid to be exact.
Trail is rated as between difficult and strenuous, depending on the conditions. I rate it as awesome girls day on the hill.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/castle-peak

 

Hey look at me all wearing shorts and a tank top waiting for a 2nd degree sunburn. #dumb

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The most beautiful meadow to the right of the trail at the beginning of the hike.snowshoe castle peak pacific crest trail

Make a left here to continue to the PCT and Peter Grubb Hut. Peter Gruss Hut post HERE.snowshoe castle peak pacific crest trail

I mean seriously…how can one not appreciate this???snowshoe castle peak pacific crest trailsnowshoe castle peak pacific crest trail

The final slippery ass icy ascent.

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Peak bagged!snowshoe castle peak pacific crest trail

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Friends who outdoor together, stay together!snowshoe castle peak pacific crest trail

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