Just because I haven’t written a photo essay in the past week or so doesn’t mean that I hadn’t been getting out for my fitness exercise. I have been exercising an hour or more every day. I did take my camera for my walks in places like through the Pearl Street Mall (in 10 degree weather), to the supermarket, and along Coal Creek Trail in a snowstorm. But photographically those trips were in vain — until today.
Today I snowshoed up to Brainard Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness for the first time in almost a year. That time I did it the easy way — going straight up the road and back for 4 1/2 miles. This is the same road I have driven many times for summer hikes beyond Brainard. But in winter they close the road to vehicle traffic.
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