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Entries Tagged as 'Snowshoeing'

Full Winter Regalia‏

December 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Much more snow fell last night and this morning. We now have four to six inches on the ground. Perfect for my new snowshoes.

I was beginning to think about going out in the snow when I got two signs. The snow stopped and suddenly the clouds lifted on a sunny scene. And the power failed.

That was enough to get me moving. I bundled up in my full winter regalia so well that the elements couldn’t reach an inch of my body.

In addition to the winter gear that I have been wearing, today I wore my gaiters, snowshoes, and had my new ski goggles to protect my eyes from the cold.
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Doudy Draw‏

December 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Snow doesn’t scare me now. Ice doesn’t intimidate me.

It used to. The only auto accident I ever had in the 56 years I’ve been driving happened in 1958 or 1959 when my 1948 Mercedes got stuck in some streetcar tracks on a bridge over the Main River in Würzburg. We slid in slow motion for 30 or 40 feet into another car stopped at a light at the end of the bridge.

I also remember my car sliding on ice once in Washington, but fortunately stopping before making contact with the rest of the world. I hate that lack of control!
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November 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

When we got up yesterday morning three inches of snow greeted us in Boulder. We had perfect weather for me to try out my new snowshoes and gaiters and for Karen to try out the new Yaktrax (coiled crampons) that I bought for her visit with me.

Ever since August, when I wrote “Rocky Mountain Low” at I have been thinking and talking about how I would get around once the snow arrived. It was late this year, and yesterday’s snowfall was the first of the season.

With snowshoes I am no longer limited to the treadmill this winter. Using them was surprisingly easy to get used to.
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