From the first dusting of snow one month ago to the icy in-between period to the first proper snowfall, the transition from autumn to winter is finally complete and the outdoor winter activities can now begin. While we wait on the trails for cross-country skiing to be made and the mountains for alpine skiing and snowboarding to open, it’s time to pull out those snowshoes. Today was actually my first time ever snowshoeing, but that wasn’t a problem because I found them to be easy to walk in and fairly intuitive. After I strapped my hiking boots into the snowshoes, Cody and I excitedly set out for the mountain.
The white clouds hung directly above the snow-covered mountain tops, beautifully blending the two together. I admired our magical surroundings and took in the fresh mountain air. Looking out at the valley below, I felt the warmth of the sun on my face and the below-freezing temperatures suddenly felt rather comfortable. I slipped out of the snowshoes to make my first snow angel of the season, and Cody did the same. Unfortunately his angel didn’t come out quite like mine and he then proceeded to ruin my masterpiece…
After our snow angel creations, I strapped my snowshoes back on and we continued exploring the wintery terrain. I honestly couldn’t tell you who was having more fun because both Cody and I were acting like children as we ran side by side through the powdery snow. After getting most of our energy out, we eventually circled back to the cabin and spent the rest of the afternoon decorating for Christmas. All in all, it was another spectacular adventure in the mountains and a wonderful first snowshoe experience. It definitely won’t be the last.
What’s your favorite winter activity? Leave a comment down below!