Sure with new snow on the ground this weekend, I'm usually reaching for my skis. But I knew the local trails wouldn't be groomed so I got working on inside chores. After working halfway through one file cabinet drawer I texted my friend Mike and asked if he wanted to get out the snowshoes. 30 minutes later we were tromping through the woods making fresh tracks in the all the snow. Have you ever heard about how people can get lost in the woods because they just go in circles? Well we didn't ever get lost, but we had that circle thing down pat in no time.
We also came across several deer tracks and even jumped a grouse up out of a snow roost. It was interesting to go over and see where it had come up out of the snow, escaping it's snowy roost without much disturbance of the snow cover. A great way to spend a few hours on a late afternoon!