First Snowshoe of the Season

First Snowshoe of the season

Michelle, Day Hiking Ambassador

It was beginning to feel like winter was never going to come. Up until a day ago I hadn’t even taken out my snow pants, snowshoes and my other winter gear. It was becoming depressing. I had never gone this long without snow before.

This morning when I woke up, I could tell it had snowed just by the type of light that was coming through my window. I jumped out of bed like a kid on Christmas morning and woke my husband up. Once my daughter woke up, we had breakfast and headed outside right away. This was her first real snow exper   ience!

You could tell by her face that she noticed the difference. There was a white blanket ( of snow) covering her favorite toys (the leaves) and she just stared into the sky, amazed, as if the sky was falling.

I put her in her carrier, strapped on my snowshoes and took her exploring. Although she wasn’t snowshoeing herself, I would like to think that this was her first time snowshoeing. The first of many more to come.

We didn’t go on any specific trail, nor did we clock our mileage but we were outside, it was snowing and that’s all that mattered.

We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun

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