Saturday, January 8, 2011

snowshoeing 12/30

Since it was such a gorgeous day... and since N had gone boarding the day before... I headed out snowshoeing once Molly went down for her nap. It was a little on the chilly side (mid teens when I left, single digits by the time I got back), but the sun was out and there was NO wind which made for ideal conditions. I went up to the pond and back which is about 3 miles round trip with a bit of an elevation climb. However, some morning snowshoers had made a lovely path for me to follow for the most part so it wasn't as hard as it could have been. I cut across our new lot by the trail head and I was sinking up to my thigh WITH snowshoes ON. I definitely would not have made it up to the pond if I had to do that the entire way. It was a little tougher going from the last culvert/Y up to the pond as the path was not as well traveled at that point and I was sinking down a bit, but still totally worth it.

Half buried street sign for our new property:

The back property markers:

Heading out on the trail:

Looking back at Pyramid Circle:

The path was packed down about 12 inches for the most part. Thank you morning people!


Making left at the Y/culvert to head up to the pond:

The pond (little island is straight ahead):

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