Finally, I've found a way to do what I really want to do, despite the snow and ice...take a hike!
We passed hikers on snowshoes who were envious of how easily we moved over the trail. We headed up and down, over steep terrain, over the ice (with no fear), having a total blast. We used our regular hiking shoes, just pulled the spikes over, and took off into the pines.
It was a beautiful day, in the mid-30s, with a few high, thin clouds creating a sheer curtain over the sun.I've never had so much fun on a winter day and it won't be our last venture out on the trails. We plan on heading out every weekend we can to enjoy the beauty of the landscape. I am psyched!
The day was perfection and we topped it off with a stop at our favorite taqueria for an après-fun lunch. We were very pleased with ourselves and warm, inside and out, for the rest of the day. I think we're onto something!