I went snowshoeing yesterday.
It’s something I’ve been wanting to try for a few years and I finally, this winter, ordered some snowshoes!
I even got a package deal with skis, gaiters and poles.
Such a deal.
I couldn’t wait to get out on the trail and try them out.
Except there wasn’t enough snow! (I didn’t know that you need at least six inches of powder.)
I barely had two. No matter. What I didn’t know didn’t hurt me.
I started out.
It was a crisp, cold day.
I crossed over a bridge with a gurgling stream and stopped to listen to the serene sound.
What a magnificent sight! Better than any cathedral.
I always say, if you want to see God, get out in Nature.
It was very quiet that day. Only saw a few birds and squirrels. No deer in view~they must have been hunkering
down in the cold.
3/4 of the way through the straps on my snowshoes came undone. I tried tightening them but due the cold and the stiffness of the rubbery straps, they wouldn’t stay on.
Halfway across the wooden bridge on the marsh, I decided to just take them off and carry them.
All-in-all, I had a great time on my first snowshoe outing. It was not hard to stay warm with the effort and the addition of the poles made for a nice upper body workout. ( I had to take off my gloves eventually~I got so warm.)
And, my exhilaration in just trying a new challenge made me smile the whole way.
(Also knowing thatI was burning an estimated 1,000 calories an hour didn’t hurt!)