What a treat, and what a view! On my way to the Gateway Trailhead, looking up at the McDowells to see a jaw-dropping spectacular sight: snow!!! I was on my way to hike the Bell Pass/Windgate Pass Loop trail and was rewarded with snow-covered McDowells.  A great way to welcome in the New Year!! Following are photos I captured during today’s 9.6 mile hike with an elevation gain of 1900 feet.  The views were amazing!  Enjoy!

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