After an almost two week stint of no sliding on the snow (most of us were sick) and feeling cooped-up in the city, @reneetougas and I finally got out for a day of cross-country skiing. A nice 15km loop with some good downhill sections, and a fantastic amount of snow.
This winter in our area of Nova Scotia we've had very little snow, colder temps than normal, lots of icy cold wind. So thankful for the protection in the woods for us to still enjoy an outdoor hike. #indianpathcommon
After a wonderful hike-snowshoe around Warren Lake, NS, Canada @hammerhead vegging out, warming up in 'the Big Red Yurt' - a new accommodation experience (https://cabotshores.com/) which we both loved!
@hammerhead breaking our snowshoe trail on Warren Lake Trail, NS Canada.My idea of a perfect winter day in February :) PS Derryl's hands were on the chilly side with only fleece mitts as his outer wind-repellent shell mitts were tossed a while ago after getting too close to the fire!. A stop at Halifax MEC on the trip home...
After a couple of weeks with no nature time, @reneetougas and I were able to steal away for a few hours of fantastic cross-country skiing in the Laurentiens. A new region this time, known as Val-des-Lacs.
Sometimes a trailhead is as beautiful - and more treacherous - than the trail itself. @TheIndianPathCommon is my woods hike nearest-to-home and I usually access 'this' end: car is parked just out of site by the bottom of the photo. Thankfully there wasn't any ice to speak of in the woods and after hugging the left side of the 'ice-slide-road' to access the trail I enjoyed a wonderful hour's walk.