Frolicking in the Snow

Ok, so we didn’t actually frolick but for 2.5 hours on Sunday we did snowshow through a winter wonderland. We have zero snow at our house, or anywhere nearby, so we hoped in the car to head towards Ward, CO.  Ward is known for having a ridiculous amount of broken down cars and that’s about it.

Yeah, I wouldn’t want to live there either.

Anyway, just past Ward, literally a right then immediate left, is Brainard Lake.  A few summers ago we discovered it when we drove around for hours looking for a camp spot. Now if we want to go camping we make sure we make reservations ahead or time.  By the time we got up to the parking area, the temperature had dropped from the chilly 49 degrees at our house, to a whopping 16 degrees.  Yeah it was freezing, but we found where winter had been hiding!

After convincing me that I’d be warm once we got going, I got all my gear on.

I know, I look silly, but I was warm even though I couldn’t button my snowpants. Few more pictures and we were off.

I have to admit, snowshoeing was more of a workout than I thought it would be. Going up some hills on the trail I was actually quite winded. Whether it was because I was actually working hard or my body and Peanut didn’t like the altitude, I don’t know.

We followed these little signs all around the woods. I kept thinking of that song, “Over the river and through the woods to Grandmothers house we go…” Except we weren’t on our way to Grandmother’s house and there was no sleigh. 

By the turn around point of our trek, the wind had picked up to what we guessed was at least 30-40 mph. Snow blowing everywhere, especially in my face!

Luckily by the time we got home I was almost defrosted and about ready to gnaw my arm off, so Josh cooked up a delicious dinner for us.

What’s a delicious Sunday meal without dessert? Peach crisp from the peaches we froze over the summer…amazing.

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