Winter Travel: Snowshoes

This is the third in a series on winter camping. If you missed the first two posts, start here and then here.

I trudged along, carefully placing one snowshoe in front of the next. My legs felt heavy after bushwhacking for six hours the day before. The next thing I knew I was face down in the snow, weighted by my backpack, instructor behind me trying not to laugh. Guess I failed to see that very visible tree root poking out of the snow.

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Cross Country Skiing at Hilton Falls

Big thanks go to Kaydi for organizing a mid-week cross-country ski outing at Hilton Falls Conservation Area in Milton last week. The amount of time I can go between outdoor adventures is rapidly decreasing and grumpiness sets in if I don’t get outside in short order. I needed our two-hour ski and catch-up.

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Day 3: Sunday Funday with Winter Activities

Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015

Weather: Mixed precipitation (snow, sleet, rain) on and off throughout the day; around the freezing mark (SO warm!)

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I slept like a rock Saturday night. My feet were warm and toasty in my down booties. I barely moved an inch overnight. I dreamed. It’s amazing what a full night’s rest and feeling warm can do for one’s outlook. I popped out of my tent Sunday morning, raring to go.

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