I got to go snow shoeing for the first time with Lyn. What a blast! I was able to borrow an extra set of snow shoes from Lyn (thanks Rita!!) and otherwise, I was good to go on all the gear.
We headed up to the Crest and decided to snow shoe the north Sandias. Quite a few other snow shoe folks and cross country skiers were already out enjoying the beautiful blue NM skies.
The trail started out on packed snow, which was great since I was just getting the hang of the shoes. Actually, there’s not much to get the hang of, it’s pretty simple. Doesn’t require all the balance I need for cross country skiing. Anyway, we found a little detour that one other snow shoe adventurer had taken, so we decided to hit the powder. That’s a ton of fun!! We got some awesome views, and made first tracks for a long trek.
We eventually dropped back down onto the main trail for more hard packed fun. We tried out jogging on the snow shoes, which was an excellent workout! This isn’t hard to do on the hard pack if you’ve got relatively small snow shoes.
Eventually we checked the time and realized it was time to head back. By this time, we were getting hungry, so we found a great secluded area and brought out the nourishment…Mexican Hot Cocoa, coffee, banana walnut Belgian waffles, and Flying Star Cowgirl Cookies…yum! A definite feast.
With more than enough food in our bellies, we made a fast hike, mostly up, to where we started. Ran into Sandra and her friend Amy, but otherwise, not too many people.
The day ended with a fun visit to see Kasen, Lyn’s new son. He’s quite a cutie and showed me how he can jump up and down in one of his nifty little Jumparoo contraptions. He’s really grown since I last saw him, and he giggles, points and squirms more than ever.
Matt and I polished off the day at the Werkmeister’s for dinner. A perfect way to get ready to embark upon a new week.