For a day that was on the verge of turning into being uneventful, it sure ended up being one that was full of everything! With a couple of late night then early morning emails, the day was saved! My experience has been that last minute, down to the wire plans, can for a large percent of the time turn out to be treasures and today proved that point.
Ms-D-No-Stopping-Me and I set out to "embrace today"! Leaving the city early paid off as we were the first snowshoers of the day on the Chester Lake trail. Seeing blue sky, feeling no wind, sensing the warm sun, we knew we were in for a full day!
|full of color|
|full of beautiful scenery|
|full of sunshine|
We were full of cheer! High on life itself today! The snow and the mountains turn me into somebody I remember being like when I was five years old. The splashes of color sure looked nice against the new white snow. Speaking of new, the new pink hat was a hit for my friend. I'm thinking its a keeper!
|full of cheer|
We passed by Chester Lake and snowshoed up to the elephant rocks. We followed a trail to the back side of the rocks which was a different way then I have ever gone. It gave a whole new perspective on their size and quantity. This was a meadow chalk full of gigantic boulders. We explored around them and then found a spot facing the sun where we set up our dining spot. It was extraordinary to be here without wind!
Today was full of so much fun!
While November started out balmy and unseasonal like, it sure took a quick turn near the end to the point where I was complaining about the cold and the snow. Not any more! I am ready to embrace winter! Lucky me living so close to my playground in the Rocky Mountains! I'm already looking forward to play time again!