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|1. There were lots of fresh beaver cuttings in the area around this Beaver dam near trailhead, notice the cut stump in the foreground.|
|2. The Big Thompson River.|
|3. The Big Thompson River near Arch Rocks.|
|4. The Big Thompson River near Arch Rocks.|
|5. The dry trail below the Pool.|
Once past the pool, the snow on the trail gradually increased to being completely snow packed by the time I reached Fern Falls. Snowshoes weren't necessary here though. The snow was hard enough to support weight.
|6. Fern Falls. I was hoping that Fern Falls would be an interesting complex mass of ice. Unfortunately most of it was covered with snow. I could hear some water running but saw very little.|