It’s been a mild winter, but this weekend, headed to my parents cabin to prepare for the January Alpine Trails Book Club, we found plenty of snow! After getting a later start than we’d hoped, we wound up venturing off in the dark, armed with headlamps to light our way in the driving snow. By the time Andy, Ingunn, and I made it to the cabin, over an inch of wet snow had accumulated on all our gear. While it took several hours to warm the cabin, we had plenty of blankets along with soup for dinner to warm us. Saturday, the temperature climbed quickly, with snow slipping from the trees in soggy clumps as we hiked out to help Ashley and her family make their way to the cabin.
After a rainy walk around Heli’s Pond, we enjoyed a cozy night of curry and board games. The next morning, we got an early start to meet the rest of our book club group for our snowshoe around Gold Creek Pond. Even if the warm temperatures meant snowshoes weren’t needed, the low clouds made for one of my favorite snowy adventures yet! After a cabin full of people for the day, Andy and I soaked in the peace of the cabin with just the two of us left for Sunday night. With such a busy weekend, it was lovely to spend one evening doing nothing at all!