Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring time hiking

Spring snow

Great weekend to be out hiking in the woods. Warm sunny days, clear view through the leaf-less trees, and no need to follow a trail when you have all this crusty snow to walk on.

Testing the ice

Dead tree climbing Spring hike

The only trick is to keep yourself afloat on all that white stuff. It seemed that the adults were "post-holing" about every 10-15 steps as the snow gave way and our leg went crashing through. Sometimes as deep as crotch level. Great chance to practice the "How to Escape from Quicksand" lesson from Bear Grylls' Man vs. Wild show.

Mom gets sucked in
grizzlyG drops down

Hard to believe that this time last year we were cleaning out the garage and riding our bikes through the neighborhood. Heck, we still have 6 foot snow banks on both sides of our street.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Its a good thing we went out when we did, I bet it is like an icy swamp out there now