Sunday, March 1, 2015

Marching on...

Not much to do these cold winter days, except to plan the garden and go snowshoeing.  I'm lucky to have Ella.  She encourages me to get out and about, despite the cold temps.  We snowshoed two miles today.  I have to admit that then we took a nap.  It was a lot of work.  I thought you would enjoy some photos.
My loving husband packed down a trail for me.  My dog left me in a snowdrift as she raced down the road, happy to be outside.  We headed down the road, around a turn, and up a mountain, down a valley, then back to the cabin.  

If you look closely you can see our cabin across the valley.  Just follow the ridge line.
 Ella was much too busy to look at the views.
 Here is a close up of our cabin.  If you look close you can see my husband waving to us on the upper deck.  
 This is the view from the top of the hill.  Looking to the east you can see Mount Roosevelt.  If you are ever in the hills the Mount Roosevelt Monument is a nice hike with a wonderful view. 

 After going up the big hill, we went down into the valley to an open meadow.
 Open meadows are great for racing around.  After burning off some energy, we climbed back up.  I went 2 miles and in that two miles my elevation changed by 242 feet.  Now that is a workout.  I'm sure my little traveling companion did double that.
What are you doing to stay active during the winter weather?  There seems to be a lot of people that snowshoe like me.  Does anyone cross country ski?  Any other way to get out and break the winter doldrums?


  1. You live in a beautiful place! I asked Feral Women, and I'll ask you too...don't you mind living way out there all by yourselves? :) I would get so lonely!
    We've never gone snowshoeing, but I would love to sometime! We don't get nearly enough snow for that here.
    Ella looks like she's having the time of her life!

  2. What an enchanting hike, you live in a lovely area. I haven't cross countried for a few years, but used to do a lot. I like the shoes better. My parents lived in the twin cities and had lots of trails to enjoy there.

  3. what a wonderful place you live in. I would like to try snow shoeing other people on our subdivision do it. Ella is have a whale of a time looking at those photos.

  4. Fantastic photos . Looks very similar to our valley here . Oh Ella you and our Miggs would have fun together in the snow she loves the snow to and her and I are out in it every day walking our valley roads and I taking photos of nature then we come back and play in the yard in the snow . I am to yet give snowshoeing a try again with the more modern snowshoes the last time I did any snowshoeing was when they had the old fashioned wooden and deer gut made snow shoes lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  5. That looks like so much fun. I have always wanted to snow shoe.
    The only way to beat doldrums is to go out and conquer the weather I think.


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