Winter hiking can be rather strenuous, slipping and sliding in the snow all bundled up in winter gear plus, breathing can be labored. It wasn’t too cold today, around 23 degrees, although not as cold as the snowmobiling trip to Winter Park in December. The sun was intermittent while we hiked up hill on the path and downhill on a path that wasn’t really a path. The snow was knee deep on the steep makeshift path making the trek even more challenging. It would have been easier and more fun with a sled that's for sure. No sledding allowed, at least not on the non-path. It is really beautiful and a great day to get out and enjoy Colorado.