Winter Interlude: Hike Along the Barrett-Stoddard

There were riders on the trail today, though I traded two wheels for two feet. Seems funny to say the Barrett-Stoddard is a favorite route when I haven't ridden it in more than a year. After hiking it (as far as Stoddard Peak) with the family today, I realized I need to correct that deficiency. 

coming down from Stoddard Saddle

snow - the reason for the weekly invasion of flatlanders to the mountains this time of year

the Gingerbread House, soon to be featured in a book, according to the owner