Saturday, January 15, 2011

shoeing the snow

There's been too much snow on the trails to ride, so Colleen and I have been trying to find something else to do. Bananagrams was cool for a while, but the games always degenerated into fights over the validity of words like "zangs." But at least we haven't resorted to mixing downers and trying to burn down the house.

Today we went down to our place of summer employment in Ohiopyle and rented some snowshoes.

We started on the falls side of the Fern Cliff Peninsula and hiked around the loop. The sun was out for the first time in days. Place is pretty in the winter.

Then we found a little rodent thing on the trail:

Rat dogs aside, snowshoeing was fun. It's not as hard as I thought it would be, although some of us had trouble with the big rocks:

More exciting news about the new official Knobby Meats Racing Conglomerate transport machine next week. It doesn't look like this, but I would be lying if I said I didn't consider it:


Justin said...

Kaley and I tried snowshoeing last winter right after the biggest snow storm. We made it about 20 feet, only to realize that snow shoes weren't going to be enough to keep us from sinking down to our thighs with each step.

Looks like you were a little more successful.

I just finished mounting the bindings to some new back country skis yesterday for Kaley and I - hopefully they work out better than our snowshoe adventure.

Montana said...

I've always wanted to try back country or xc skiing. It sounds like fun.

Colleen said...

Oh my. I'm so good.