Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gear Update

I have been saying since I started hiking in April 2012 that I wasn't going to do Winter hiking.  That changed when I did a couple of hikes in cold weather.  I really liked it.  You don't sweat as much and you drink a lot less water.  Tony and I kept hiking until the Whites got buried with snow, at that point we had to stop as neither one of us owned winter hiking boots or snowshoes.

It's been a month since my last hike and I've been having withdrawals,  I received a couple of gift cards for EMS for Christmas so I decided to start buying my Winter hiking gear.  My first two purchases were Garmont Momentum GTX Winter Boots and MSR Evo Ascent Snowshoes.

 My first Winter hiking gear purchases

I have yet to use my new gear, but Tony and I are hoping to get out Feb 4 to either Mount Pierce or Mount Tecumseh.  Keep an eye on my blog for a Winter hike update!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I have not hiked since Dec 15 2012 as the Whites got buried with 2' of global warming and I don't own snowshoes.  Tony and I are hoping to do a hike the day after the Super Bowl.  What we are hoping is that the snow fall is little to none and that everyone else packs down the trail enough that we can go in boots and spikes.  We shall see.