After several months off from hiking, I have seriously been getting the itch to get out there. There is a lot of deep snow in the passes so those trails are out. So this morning my buddy and I headed up to Wallace Falls State Park. We had both been there before - I most recently had just been there last April. Neither of us had a real desire to see the falls again so we decided instead to head up to Wallace Lake.
We were the first to arrive and we hit the Woody Trail just before 8 AM with an OAT of 34 deg F. We headed up to the cut over to the Railroad Grade Trail which connects up to the Greg Ball Trail to Wallace Lake. It was 1.6 miles of pretty easy hiking to get to the start of the Greg Ball Trail. From there it was another 2.5 miles up to the lake. It started out cold and rainy but as we climbed up the hill it turned to wet snowy slush and then ultimately into just dry snow. It also got progressively deeper. First a dusting, then an inch here and there, then 4 inches along the short section of DNR road on the GBT, and then ultimately 6-8 inches at the bottom of the lake. The following pictures show the Greg Ball Trail just up to Wallace Lake.