We know it’s tougher to get out in the dead of winter. The days are shorter and of course it’s much colder. You might need more gear (snowshoes can be helpful) and sometimes you feel like that kid on a Christmas Story. You know: ‘I can’t move my arms’.
Sometimes you might just feel like flying somewhere warm to get your outdoors time, and that’s a good option also, but if you bundle up and make the effort the rewards are there. You might see more wildlife in the winter as food gets scarce, like this big horn sheep.
One of my favorite things to do is hike along creeks in the winter – becareful not to tread on thin ice – and look at the beautiful way the water freezes into into interesting ice shapes and then snow falls on top of it. Truly amazing the variety of designs nature offers up.
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