Sterling Mine Ditch - Bear Gulch to Past Wolf Gap Trail 12-23-15

There were just two of us today so rather than attempt a shuttle we opted to drive to the Bear Gulch trailhead, head up and turn left towards where we would have come down from Wolf Gap.

We experienced just a little graupel followed by a very little amount of light snow at the beginning of the hike and then no more precipitation. Most of the day remained overcast but when we stopped for lunch a little over a mile past where the Wolf Gap trail came down, the sun made two brief filtered appearances. We estimate that we went just over eight miles today.

We opted to return to Ashland and passed on the beer and fries. Happy Holidays! …………………………….. Lynn

Graupel, also called soft hail, snow pellets or "Grail" is precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water are collected and freeze on a falling snowflake, forming a 2–5 mm ball of rime.

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