Five snowshoers braved a cold, snowy morning to head up to Edison Butte Sno-Park to walk along the almost 5 mile Tesla Snowshoe Loop. The snow fell pretty steadily for most of the trip but we had no problems following the route. Some folks without snowshoes had been post-holing through the back section of trail before us and while it made the trail easy to follow, it did make our footing a bit more difficult in some sections. We made fairly quick work of the back section of trail and soon thereafter stopped for a short lunch and rest break. We made it back to the parking lot soon after. Everyone agreed that the wintery weather and relative remoteness of the trail made for a special day out and we were glad that we had made the effort to get there.
One warning for others thinking of heading to Edison. There is a substantial water hole right at the entrance to the snow park. Melting snow with nowhere to drain has been building up there. Cars without a good clearance might have trouble getting through the hole. We did see a few cars parked out on the side of the highway, probably to avoid driving through the water hole.