Sunday, January 25, 2009

Snowshoeing at North Fork

FYI - I wrote this post a while ago and never go around to uploading the pictures and posting it!

Last week I had a chance to go to Wolf Creek and spend some time out of the inversion. Our air quality has been so bad that they (the gov't) has asked us not to drive if possible and not to exert yourself if you are outdoors. I have to say that that is a great excuse to not exercise! I guess you've always got the gym....

Anyway, Wolf Creek was beautiful! You could see the sun and the blue sky. You could see across the valley. And you could breathe without it killing your respiratory system. It was also nice to get out of the muck because I was right in the middle of my first sinus infection. Again, back to the clean air thing.

I had my friend Jennie come with me. She's from North Ogden, which is just on the other side of the mountains, so this area is was pretty much her backyard when she was growing up. After being pretty lazy for most of the day Monday, we decided to go play in the snow. It was so beautiful and fun. The great thing about snow shoeing is you can kind of go wherever you want, you don't have to stick to a trail. And it's usually free or you have to pay minimal prices if you're going into a state park or a national park.

I took a couple of pictures of the ice crystals on top of the snow. The sun has been shining so much that it's been melting the snow and formed this sea of ice crystals on top of the snow. It was my favorite thing about the hike. For any of you who don't snow shoe and are near a place where you can go snowshoeing, I highly recommend this activity!


Sarah said...

Those pics are beautiful!! I've never been snow-shoeing, but I've always wanted to try it out. Looks amazing!

Melvin and Carly said...

Ditto to what Sarah said! I've done a lot of wintery things, but snowshoeing is not on the list. I bet it was a good workout! Glad you and Jennie had fun and were able to breathe some clean air!