Where are You, Spring?
Around this time of year I start to become very impatient with the weather outside. I look for the crocuses and snowdrops to burst forth from the ground. I look for the temperatures to stay on the positive side of the mercury, and most of all, I start itching to get outside and hike again. I feel at my most powerful and divine when I'm in the forest, and I hate having to take breaks from being out in it. Now, most of you probably wonder why I don't just go for hikes in the winter, and the answer is this: first, I don't have the right equipment for that (yet) and second, with my work schedule I often don't get the time to do it. I'm hoping to rectify that first problem this year, but we'll see what the budget says.
But on Family Day in BC, I woke up to a couple inches of snow on the ground and nothing stopping me from hitting the trail at a nearby waterfall. I put on my boots, warmest winter coat, grabbed my wraps and leashed up Noir and we hit the trails.