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First Snowshoeing Attempt At Wagon Hill 03/01/12


It started snowing lightly late Wednesday afternoon, but it really stated to come down overnight. We woke up to over five inches, and it was falling pretty good. The drive into work was spectacular: the visibility was really poor with the snow coming down and the tree branches were bowed over with the snow blanket. It was just so pretty. And it just kept on going all day.

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Finally, around 2:00pm I called Sue and said, "I'm thinking of heading outta here early and maybe you could take me on that snowshoeing-thingie shit for the first time, yeah?" She said that the snow had been coming down so hard and we had got at least a foot that she couldn't stand it. She was out in the woods at that very minute but had already started to head back and would meet me at the condo and would have all the gear ready to go over to Wagon Hill for my first showshoeing adventure.

As to my performance my first time out, here is part of what I had emailed to some of my students who were wondering how the weather was: "Despite a really strong biting wind off the water, I put the press on pretty good and we were out there for well over an hour. Never lost my breath, legs and back held up fine, because not only am I just too damn mean to be taken down, but 'Before I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack, 'cause when I leave for the night, I ainít coming back.' (Ke$ha). Ooooosh!"

And that's just how I roll. Now, we'll see who shows up for karate class tonight....

By the way, Sue took all of these pictures in stark black and white for the effect; and it really was that dramatic.


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Corroborating evidence that I actually did get up on snowshoes.

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And now, into the woods....

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A shot out the back door of the condo showing the extent of the snow.

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From the top of Wagon Hill looking across the fields toward the river beyond the treeline.

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A lone tree stands against the storm.

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Looking across one of the inlets.

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Looking from the river area back toward the hill.

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Peeking through the branches.

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At the picnic area by the river.

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Sue calls this one: "White Trash"....

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