Looking for a good spot for snow cave digging
I'm looking for a good spot for snow cave digging with kids near Denver. A place where you get 5+ foot drifts of wind swept snow is ideal. It would also be nice to be fairly close to a road so we don't have too long a hike in.
I had found a perfect place: the south portal of Henderson Mine. This is the left turn just before you get to Henderson Mine. The wind sweeps down the valley and piles the snow behind old tailings piles. Ah, but the caretaker said that the tailing piles are still part of the mine claim and kicked us out. Scrooge!
Kids love digging caves in the snow. We are within 1 foot of the top, so even if there is a cave in, there's no problem.