Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Tromping through the snow
My pal Kevin and I went out for our first snowshoe of the season the other day. It was a beautiful, warm day. Uncharacteristically warm: +2 C. We have been having a nutty winter, that's for sure. We went from -35 C to -5 C and then up to +2 C and now we're down to -15 C. I'm not complaining, though. The changes in the weather make every morning a new adventure. I always check the weather before I get near my closet and before I walk out the door to ensure I'm appropriately attired for what Mother Nature is going to dish out that day.
Anyway, back to the snowshoeing. Because it was so warm, there was some light snow, making for white out conditions that hide the majestic mountains in the distance. We didn't let that get us down, though. We had Kevin's dog Lola along for entertainment. That little border collie loves the snow. She was bounding through it without effort.
Have you been on any showshoeing adventures lately? If not, I highly recommend you bring a dog along for the ride. They are a heck of a lot of fun to watch and play with in the snow.