Finally…On the Trail, Again

Jeff and I and our beloved MD decided to finally head to The M today, after a two (or maybe three) week hiatus from the trails. Our only excuse for our sloth-like behaviour has been our weather…its been endlessly cloudy, snowy and dreadfully unmotivating. However, today we had a plan.

Good thing we finally got going. This was a tough trudge for me, after too long without hitting the hills. I branched off the main trail to tackle a steeper route and shortly thereafter found that I had to break trail in knee-deep snow.  MD had a blast, being light enough to race around without caving through…she had a great run and often disappeared over hill and dale before being whistled back. I crashed through with most steps, however, until I figured out that if I walked on my toes I had a better chance of staying on top of the snow. Not sure why.

The route I followed…

walkingOf course, once at the top the view was magnificent…

at the mI like to look at where I’ve been and here’s a snap of my route, starting from the trees at the bottom…

where I walkedAs usual, about 2/3 of the way to the top I finally got my legs under me and the walking became easier. Just gotta get out there more.

Guess that’s not exactly a hardship 🙂

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About walksandrambles

My love of walking began in 2005, when, travelling with my Girl Scout troop to Switzerland, I joined a group of Norwegians for a day, to walk up Elsignenalp. I wasn't at all sure I could make it, but the guide was kind and through her encouragement, started out. It was an all-day affair for me and I was always the last one, but this didn't matter a bit...I'd found my new love! No photos exist for this...the camera went missing on a train...but I remember toasting myself with a cup of tea from my thermos at the top...it was a day of tough work and pure pleasure. If you walk, you know what I mean!
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