Today I spent another great day outside. The sun was shining brightly even though it was a bit cooler then yesterday. This time I made sure to wear my heavy duty North Face Snowshoeing boots, and 2 layers of socks. I had 1 pair of merino wool hiking socks and some wicking liners. For the most part, my feet were warm. Even though they got a bit cold during lunch break, unlike the last time I went out with my other boots, my toes warmed up quickly.
|I wore my North Face Snowshoe Boots, nice warm feet!|
Even though it was -18 or so, 14 of us went on the snowshoe trip, which last about 4 hours. We snowshoed from Willow River Interpretive Trail to the Wildlife lookout, which was 7 kms West. We had vehicles in both locations so that they could shuttle the drivers. Even though it started out cool, but the time we hit the highway, we were sweating as it was so warm. It's now -11c. I had to loosen my scarf and I didn't need both layers of gloves at the end. I love the sunshine, even in Winter it warms you up. In the bottom photo, you can see the Rocky Mountains in the distance, that's where we hike lots in the Summer.
I can't wait till next week's snowshoe. Watch for my report here. If you haven't tried out snowshowing, you should! It is a lot of fun!
|The snow was hard and crispy, so no sinking in up to my knees.|
|We had picnic tables to eat lunch on, a real treat!|
|Look at the size of these tree roots. Amazing!|
|We went the last 1 km along the highway to the Viewing Point parking lot.|