A Christmas Stroll


Today, Christmas day,  dawned quite cold.  We wanted to get out, the dogs did too.  We waited for it to warm and got going by mid-morning. 

I've done little since last summer, and wondered how the old bod would hold up on the trail. When we got to the Bear Canyon trailhead, it was still a little chilly.  I strapped on the snowshoes, Jo elected to take her chances and went without. Fortunately, most of the trail had been packed by folks on skis. 

Here's how it went……..










 
Ruffed grouse tracks in the snow

It turned into one beautiful bright day, eventually warming to the upper twenties.  We covered about four miles.  It felt good to get out and walk.  What a nice Christmas day.




Comments

Lydia said…
And this is much more than a nice Christmas blog post. Absolutely delightful (brrrrrrr!).
walt said…
Les, it looks like you had a great Christmas there, on the trail with "family," at the local gift exchange, and at the gumbo pot. Wonderful! Here's hoping that the peaceful glide into 2014 continues for us all.
Lester Kish said…
Thank you Lydia, it really was a nice Christmas day. Maybe not quite as cold as it looked, but we had to keep moving. The trail was shaded much of the way.
Lester Kish said…
Hi Walt, it really was a great Christmas. Got a lot done in 24 hours. All the best for 2014. Geez, 2014? Where do the decades go?
penbayman said…
Nice looking pups there Les..great trail companions..awesome post!
Lester Kish said…
Thanks Mike. The pups are all out of the same litter (aka the "Twisted Sisters"). I'll recount that story some day.