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 http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/12991/rocky-mountain-low/. 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.
All we had to do yesterday to get to snowshoe country was to walk out the door of the apartment building I live in. Karen tightened the four straps on each of the snowshoes and showed me how to do it myself.
And off we went. First we circled around to the snow-covered lawn between my apartment and the lake. Then we climbed up to a park encircling the apartment complex where Karen took this picture of me as I pretended to throw a snowball at her.
Then we hiked over to the unimproved University of Colorado land where I practiced going up and down steep hills that I would never have walked with just my boots and no snow. The snowshoes gave me wonderful traction.
We stopped along this trail for me to take pictures of Karen.
Today we are celebrating our first Thanksgiving together. We are so thankful that we have found each other and can be together.