winter hike

With an abundance of sunshine in our area, we took to the woods yesterday despite the cold temperatures. Everyone bundled up, and our winter explorations did not disappoint. 

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putting Christmas binoculars to good use
putting Christmas binoculars to good use

 

obligatory nap in the baby backpack
obligatory nap in the baby backpack

 

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The more cautious among us brought along shovels and hoes “in case of snow”, and were able to use them to dig “special rocks and treasures” out of a hillside.

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Even in this “dead” season, nature still amazes. The different ice formations and crystals we spotted were unlike anything we’d seen before.

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We ended the day with this sunset on our way home; all of it well worth the extra effort and cold it took to see it all.

Do you go hiking and exploring in cold weather?

 

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