Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, Snowshoeing partner and son Kevin breaks trail toward open meadows along Geneva Creek in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.
Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, Dry light snow is easily scoured from around tree trunks. In Colorado's Pike National Forest, a glorious day was enjoyed tromping snowshoes through deep fresh snow.
Rick Metcalf/Special to The Explorer, Deep unmarked snow covers the ground surrounding mature trees in Pike National Forest with the peaceful silence heavy snow provides. Colorado's Rocky Mountains were the setting for an exhilarating snowshoe outing.