Dad and I had been planning a little outing for this morning with the main purpose being to test out some gear and explore a different area of public land close by. Woke up this morning to fresh snow on the ground and more in the air. All the better! Fairly calm and 28° made for some beautiful hiking weather. We made camp on a ridge overlooking the lake and lunched on hot tea and a mountain house meal while enjoying the first real snow we've had this winter.