Category Archives: personal stuff

A Calm night in the woods for a hike and some tea

Last weeks cold snap has had me feeling restless and I desperately needed to get outside to burn off some angst.  Thankfully, we picked up a couple of inches of fresh snow today and there was a stillness in the air that often follows a recent snowfall.  After roughly 2 miles of hiking into the woods,…

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A winter hang and testing out some budget crampons

The sun was out and the sky was a nice bluebird blue, so I decided to head out into the piney woods for a few hours today. We had a full day of rain last weekend, so the snowpack has transformed into a mix of ice and icey-snow. Which worked out well, because I also…

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Snowshoe mini-adventure with the little kids.

I had hopes of getting some new landscape photos today. Just north of where I live, there is an open space park called “Martin Meadows” and it is such a great place to go explore with the kids.  Nora hasn’t built up the endurance to actually snowshoe very long on her own, so she just…

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