trying out my new snow shoes.....

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Hmmmmm no snow...where did it go???
Yippeee it is a beautiful Sunday morning...and we are going out to the trail.  I just got my new lime green snow shoes...so I thought I better go give them a try.  Ohhhh it was so beautiful and a warm balmy 15c outside...I could hardly contain myself.  It had snowed up there about a week prior...and the snow was still fairly soft on the top...but I was ready to go.
Backpack...had my new boots and snowshoes...yiippppeeee!!!!!

When we first got to the snowcat...there was no snow...I am looking around...hay Maywell where is the snow...he just nodded at me and smiled.  I was joking of course...but still he just nodded and smiled!

But we started up the snowcat and away we went...and not more than a mile up the road...yippeee!!! snow.
Still no snow:):)
Yes I am sick and tired of the snow at home...but when I get to come out to God's country and play...well that is a whole different ball game.
By the time we got up to mile 11 (the logging roads are still im miles not kilometer3s)...well the snow was taller than me:)

We had a blast...we trekked...some skiied back to mile 3 where the cars were parked...some came back up and skiied back down again.  The sun was warm and I could smell some of the sap from the tree...I even got a sunburn (No...no picture of me with my sunburn) (grin)....we sat in the middle of the forest had lunch..trekked back down to the snowcat...and then sadly came home.

A few of them are going out again this Easter weekend (I can't go I have to work waagghhhhhh....) But I will go the following weekend!!!!
There is still about 10 feet of snow...so hopefully it will be around another month or so...then when it all melts the flowers come out...and spring will begin up on the mountains!!!!

Was an awesome day!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunflower300 says:
I love the smell of sap in the forest. What a perfect day you had (well, except for the sunburn, but it never happened if there is no photo to prove it :))
Posted on: Apr 20, 2009
missandrea81 says:
I got a sunburn today.. it's great to have to warmth back again. :)
Posted on: Apr 11, 2009
hummingbird50 says:
Thanks Rudolph...yes I must admit to a love hate relationship with the snow...but only for driving. I love going out to the trail..no matter what time of year (well except when really rainy and blustery cold)...but when the snow is on the ground..and the sun is out and warm, and you can smell the pine needles..and the air is crisp..but warm on your face...and I get to go and be amongst all that beauty...fills my heart right up:):) I can hardly wait till I can go again:):)
Posted on: Apr 08, 2009
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Hmmmmm no snow...where did it go???
Hmmmmm no snow...where did it go???
Still no snow:):)
Still no snow:):)
Oh look snow!!! Never thought I wo…
Oh look snow!!! Never thought I w…
Ok lets go!!!
Ok lets go!!!
Yippeee on top to the world
Yippeee on top to the world
yeah I am ready
yeah I am ready
Hey Bev are you coming!
Hey Bev are you coming!
Come on lets go!
Come on lets go!
Oh happy day!!
Oh happy day!!
I am leaving without you!
I am leaving without you!
Name this live bug?
Name this live bug?
Name that bug!
Name that bug!
which way should I go?
which way should I go?
Over here
Over here
no over here
no over here
Hey this way!!!
Hey this way!!!
Secret trail bunny hill
Secret trail bunny hill
afternoon delight!!!! :):)
afternoon delight!!!! :):)
which way again....
which way again....
hey lady go this way.....
hey lady go this way.....
okee dokeee
okee dokeee
hee...hee....I got here first...
hee...hee....I got here first...
white...white....
white...white....
where the snow...meets the sea and…
where the snow...meets the sea an…
sea of white
sea of white
Made it!
Made it!
I can see you
I can see you
whew!
whew!
snow angel...bye...bye....
till w…
snow angel...bye...bye.... till …
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