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Bright Shiny Day Snowshoe Hike

The sun was out and we jumped on the chance to go to the snow for some fun and refreshment.

Let’s just say it was breathtaking….far too awesome for words.
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It was so quiet and we had the whole place to ourselves. This is the best kind of hike…time to enjoy the quiet and the beauty. Look at those cattails. It reminds me that in the summer this place is hopping with red-winged blackbirds and egrets. This day we saw nuthatches, mountain chickadees, and a raven. It was surprisingly quiet.

Taylor Creek 1
The beavers have actually dammed up the regular waterway and it is now flowing around the right side instead of straight through. Fascinating.

Winter Snow at Taylor Creek
Some of the creek is actually all covered over with snow…you can see openings where the water is frozen over. As many years as we have been coming here in the winter, we have never seen this before.

Mammal tracks at Taylor Creek
Not very many tracks in the snow this time…

Snowshoe Jan 2010
As usual, we end up spreading out and just taking the trail at our own pace. We are usually all within eyesight of each other but keeping a nice distance in between.

As much as I hate to miss a day of regular schoolwork, we really needed this day to wander out in the sunshine and fresh air.

3 thoughts on “Bright Shiny Day Snowshoe Hike

  1. Oh, what a lovely day! What a lovely place! I do miss snow… though I enjoy our warmer winters here, too. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us!!!

  2. AT least you get to see animal tracks in the snow! I live in TX and I am from Ohio. I miss my snow walks and stumbling upon animal tracks and trying guess what kind of animal it was and following the tracks in hopes to find the animal that left them! Thanks for posting this. I miss my show hikes.

  3. Beautiful pictures and snowscapes! I didn’t think you had snow where you live ~ so cool!

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