Saturday, January 1, 2011

Very Glorious Bushwhacking




The trailhead sign indicates mileage, but today those numbers also served as TEMPERATURES!!! We snowshoed on 1/1/11 at 1 degree! Our beautiful Timpanogos was absolutely STUNNING in her winter gown.



As you can see in these photos, not only did we walk over the snow, we walked UNDER it too! Those poor branches...






The "trail" continues right behind K, underneath all those snow-laden branches. We had already been bushwhacking for quite some time and didn't feel inclined to crawl on our hands and knees. Someone, if you'll notice, made an alternate trail up on the left. Well, being a fair weather ranger and complete chicken most of the time, I decided it was a bit too steep and precarious for me, so we turned around.



I prefer to wear ear grips rather than a hat. Nope, I'm not that gray yet. It was so cold and I was sweating from hiking uphill, thus we see my frosted hair.



A bit of scenery for your perusal. K took a picture of me way out in front as I was snowshoeing down. He said he couldn't keep up with my "death march." I was headed for rays and had found my stride!





By the time we descended out of the canyon and into the sun, the temperature was a balmy 13 degrees. It was a "bluebird" day, as they say, after all was said and done. Please note the heart I drew with my ski pole in the snow on the right. It's one of my snowshoe traditions. K thanked me for getting him out this morning and said our little expedition was "very glorious."

5 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the pictures! Beautiful! So fun to see you guys out doing something you enjoy so much.

    Amy

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  2. Thanks! You and I should trek together one of these winters (do you remember our snowshoes from childhood?).

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  3. You'll never believe this, but Brenda finally got a pair of snowshoes for Christmas, so you have to call her when you need a partner. remember how she would always just walk next to us in normal shoes?

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  4. You're right. I don't believe it.

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  5. Love your pics! Also your posts about the "Spike", family, and Iowa!

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