Too old for this stuff, but oh so beautiful!

I took some students up to Lassen National Park for a ranger-led snowshoe trip. I kept thinking that maybe I would hang out in the lodge, by a fire and read The Gift Maker, by Mark Mayes. Instead I decided to give it a try, bad knee and all. Will read tonight!

Beautiful little waterfall on Deer Creek.

Parking lot has a lot of snow.

Time to try snowshoeing!

Best part was listening to all the subtle sounds of the area. Worse part, walking uphill at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Thought death was near!

On the way back stopped along Deer Creek again.

I am such a lucky man…who is still out of breath!