Friday, December 05, 2014


My kids had all of Thanksgiving week off from school. I also took it off from work. On Wednesday, my wife suggested, "Let's go snowshoeing".

When my wife says something like "Let's go snowshoeing" or "Let's go hiking" or "Let's go for a bike ride", she never has an answer when I ask "where". It is one of the things I find amusing about her.

The "usual" place we go snowshoeing, and anyplace relatively close to our house doesn't really have enough snow in November to justify snowshoeing.

This means it was up to me to come up with the "where".

We ended up going just West of Nederland, Colorado into the Indian Peaks wilderness. We could not drive very far up the forest access road, so we ended up hiking up the road itself.

We didn't get very far. The "snowshoeing" was more the kids pretending to lose their balance and falling to the snowy ground. There was also much snowball throwing and burying of one another in the snow.

But, it was fun for the wife and kids anyway.

That was our main Wednesday-before-Thanksgiving activty.

Go Blackhawks!


  1. Who says you can't hike during the winter, right? :) Snowshoeing is my favorite winter activity and it became even better when I learned to make my own showshoes ;) I used this article for guidance and tips:

    1. Thanks, James. Awesome article. Awesome that you make your own snowshoes