One of the things I miss most during Winter is the ability to get out and walk. It's just too icy to walk on the sidewalks with sneakers, so this year I convinced Ken that we should give snowshoeing a try, and he was game!
Fortunately someone he works with had some spare snowshoes that they were willing to lend us so that we could give it a try.
Wow...what a treat to get out and enjoy the beautiful area that we call home!
We live very close to the Tin Mountain Center in Albany, NH, which has numerous hiking trails that are also good for showshoeing. It is 10 minutes away and such a quiet woodland oasis with beautiful trails that are well markedl.
Sunday on our first time out we chose what looked to be the shortest trek on the Tin Mountain Map, figuring best not to try something that we might not be ready for...or if we even would enjoy it. It was the Maple Leaf Trail.
Well..hey! We loved it! The trek was pretty easy, even for 2 old farts and so beautiful. I can't tell you how much it made my heart smile to hear all of my bird friends singing away on this beautiful sunny day as we sloshed along.
Ken and I both had Monday off and we decided to give it another try to see if we really liked this enough to invest in some snowshoes of our own. This time we tried a bit more challenging trek. This hike had has going up and down some steeper hills (and yes, these were just hills, not mountains) and it was fun to see how well the snowshoes helped us go up both up and down the inclines.
I have to tell you, I am not the most graceful person...truly, gravity is not always my friend, but I felt like I was on top of the world with these snowshoes on! Well..maybe not on top of the world, but on top of that small incline...but I didn't fall off, so it was a win!
Ken has already purchased a pair of snowshoes and I will look for some when I am away next weekend in Freeport at SPA.
Hopefully there will be some snow when I get back home.