It snowed about a foot last weekend. The temperature dropped to -3˚F with 35 mph arctic winds by the next morning. Today, it warmed up to 25˚ with no wind. We strapped on the snowshoes and headed for the trail behind our house. Trails in town wind through the neighborhoods of town and make for great excursions all year long. Join us on this hike.
Strapped on and ready to go.
The deer had already taken this path behind our house.
Heavy snow made many of the smaller shrubs bow down gracefully.
There are actually two giant cottonwoods next to the trail.
Heading back toward our house.
Melanie thought this looked a little like a scarecrow.
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Nice pictures. I especially like the scarecrow and set of buck teeth… It is great that you share in the wealth of snow.
We had a good time and are making plans for a getaway later in the week. Another snow hike is in the works.
Thanks for stopping by.
Marvelous, hope you make yourself some gluhwein for afterwards.
The place we are going to stay might have some of that.
Wishing you a grand time.
These are lovely scenes. I miss snow. How wonderful you had a good day to be out to enjoy it. How cool to see the animal tracks too.
Thanks. There were a lot of deer tracks. The squirrels have stayed up in the trees with the heavy snow. People walk their dogs and left a variety of tracks from them. Big dogs mostly. Little ones are walked on the sidewalks. Someone had been out on skis.
Maybe next year the west will get the crazy snows…we sure need them and I miss the snow on the farm. I love putting on my cross country skis or snow shoes right off the back porch and heading out! Beautiful area you live in.
Thanks. It is a nice area.
I read a while ago about an approaching storm for the west. I hope it will come true for you.
Now I have serious snow envy. That’s wonderful snow, and great photos. I’ve always thought that, if it has to be cold, a person ought to at least get snow as a bonus. Enjoy it!
Come on up and join us!
You have lots of nice soft fluffy snow and I am envious that so much has remained in the trees and shrubs. With the strong winds gusting through the storms that we have had, there is little left clinging here.
Those last two are pretty cool. 🙂
We had fun. Glad you could join us. 🙂
Nice to start the morning with a laugh…thanks for the chuckle.
Jim is better looking than that photo implies. 😉
Great images, what a winter wonderland! I can see why you guys wanted to get out in it. 🙂
I haven’t worn snowshoes since I was a kid! What a great adventure. beautiful photos btw
What a lovely winter trail! You inspired me to hike this morning on snowshoes around our farm grove. I love the snowy silence.
Glad you had a chance to get out. We had errands to run today, but we might be able to get out again this week.
Someone once told me that winter goes much faster when you “embrace it.” Shoeshoeing looks like so much fun. It looks like you are embracing the winter.
We do draw some limits. It can be fine to be out in temps of 20 and up. Wind can keep us in. Last year it was the worst in a long time. We were stuck indoors most of the time. This year is better.
This looks wondrous! We have snowshoes . . . and snow . . . hmmmm.
You know what to do! 😀
Funny! And very nice shots!
We laughed a lot. Glad you got a chuckle, too.