Sunday, January 1, 2012

Snowshoeing on New Years Day

Joe and I had long planned on going snowshoeing on New Years Day - but there was a glitch.  No snow!  Ordinarily the North Shore would be buried under snow this time of winter, but we can't have had more than 6 inches this winter - most of which melted away under an unusually warm sun.  Joe and I were worried that our plans may have been for naught.

The fates, however, smiled upon us.  We received three puny inches of snow over the last 24 hours, accompanied by a howling wind.  Truthfully, one could probably wear a pair of docksiders and successfully walk on snow that shallow, but we really wanted to try out our snowshoes.

We went to the Erkki Harju ski trail and snowshoed for about 45 minutes.  That was good enough for a first time out, especially considering the dropping temperature and the crazy winds (gusting up to 40 mph).  I'm glad to say that we survived our first snowshoe outing, and I look forward to many more.

Me fooling around in my snowshoes
Joe running in his snowshoes...nice action shot

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