sunset snowshoeing

solstice02-15-1501

solstice02-15-1505

solstice02-15-1508

solstice02-15-1511

solstice02-15-1513

solstice02-15-1515

solstice02-15-1518

solstice02-15-1522

solstice02-15-1524

solstice02-15-1527

solstice02-15-1530

solstice02-15-1532

solstice02-15-1534

solstice02-15-1538

solstice02-15-1542

 

late Sunday afternoon I took Solstice out for a short snowshoe hike through the woods. the “blizzard” winds had died down, but it was still bitterly cold. once we got moving, however, it didn’t bother us so much. the pup was thrilled to get the chance to romp through the snow. we’ve been doing the same loop lately. it’s a little shorter than the full snowshoe loop, which makes it a little easier to accomplish in the cold temperatures we’ve been having. it’s fun to see Solstice remember the route each time we go. on Sunday he wanted to lead the way through our snowshoe tracks from previous days. even though they had been covered with a fresh layer of snow, he knew exactly where to go.

i’ve never seen so much snow in the woods. little hemlocks are completely buried. large boulders are hidden beneath a blanket of white. it’s been challenging to look for tracks in this depth. we found some deer tracks and i saw what i think are squirrel tracks, but that’s about it. i think it’s time i take a journey down to visit our old cabin and hike through those woods. there always seems to be a lot of wildlife activity down that way. i haven’t been over there since before this long series of winter storms started a few weeks ago.

getting outside for some snowshoeing is how i’m fighting cabin fever this winter. i love the peace and quiet of the snowy forest. for those of you in the snow-bound states, what are you doing to stay sane these days?

Advertisements

One Comment

Add yours →

  1. Beautiful! Now you need a kitten so you can take lots of kitty cat pictures. :-)

    I work outside the house and have a 45 min commute on nice days so that’s been enough to keep me going this winter. Thankfully I don’t have to go anywhere today and can just enjoy the beautiful snow with my tea from inside.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: