Snow Exploration

Simon and I are fairly determined to find a way down to the lake across from our snow-bound house. So far we have unearthed several possibilities. We have one or two more to unravel. Today we tried a gully that got fairly ugly – so no go.

All that said, I doubt we’ll actually find a way – it all looks extremely cliff-like on the topo and satellite maps on my Gaia app. But the fun right now is in the trying and the dogs don’t seem to mind. They’re happily following in our snowshoe tracks and they’re getting out for at least two hours every day. Simon might have minded at one point – something about tripping over deadfall – falling into a deep hole? Something like that. (see photo)

Now – an explanation of the top photo: this is Simon showing his friends on Vancouver Island what a “real” snowed-in driveway looks like – not the sissy five inches they’re dealing with. The rest are photos from our walk today. I want to point out that there is sun in these photos. This is a good thing. It also means that it is MUCH colder than it has been. Really – MUCH.

But it’s nowhere near cold enough to stop us from getting out. A real snowshoe on Wednesday. And by that I mean getting out there for an entire day on the Seven Summits Trail!

No writing today and likely none tomorrow. I have a couple of ideas that I am molding in my head – or at least the little people that live in my brain are playing with them. I’m pretty sure something will spew out sooner rather than later. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to Wednesday – and healing my arm. Damn – it was a tough night last night. It just ached and ached. Such a hard time sleeping.

Better tonight I hope. On top of all that I haven’t been feeling as good as I would like to. Must do something about that to. Stress, I expect – and the pain – it affects the whole body. But I’m on it. Excited to really get out there and do some work on Wednesday.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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