I spent the weekend being “snowed in” up in the mountains. It was glorious!
A whole house of family + lots of snow + good food = good times!
The first thing on the agenda was to get in a little “hill training”.
I think snowshoeing is a great alternative to running – don’t you think?
I really worked up a sweat climbing those hills. But the beautiful scenery made it so worth it!
And then I had to take a few photo breaks. 🙂
Even Ama the dog came with us. She rocked the pink sweater and had a great time jumping through the snow.
There is nothing like snowshoeing, that is for sure. It’s just so refreshing and beautiful all while getting in a bit of a work out!
Once we arrived back to the cabin we decided to start a fire.
We sat around the fire playing games and doing what you normally do around a camp fire…make S’mores!
My Aunt thought this was a perfect pic for the bloggo. Yah so – I was drinking wine and eatin’ smores all after a lovely snow hike. I enjoyed every second of it!
My mom spent the time making a miniature snow man while my cousins built a snow fort.
The rest of the weekend included some very intense cribbage games, mancala games, snow ball fights, and just good old family fun.
It was so nice to chillax for the weekend and leave the city for a few days. I will miss this view for sure though.
Before this trip all I wanted was warm running weather, but now I have a better appreciation of the seasons and miss this beautiful blanket of snow.
Though I must admit, it would be hard to run in this stuff. But hey… I’m always down for a go at the Yaxtrax. There’s always next time. (Now I just need to invest in some!)
Have you ever used Yaktrax for running in the snow? Or partaken in a snow shoeing adventure?
You can read about my last snowshoeing adventure here.