Last year it felt like we were so busy fixing up the house we didn’t get out to enjoy the landscape enough. This year will probably be even busier, but we’re going to try something this year: First Sunday Hikes. No matter how busy we are, we’ll try and drop everything on the first Sunday of the month, every month, to spend the day enjoying our beautiful mountains. Sometimes I miss the city, so I need this, to remind myself of why we chose to be here instead! We bought ourselves a new trail guide, and our goal is to spend the next few years working our way through every hike in the book.
It’s still a little snowy for hiking, so we made this one a snowshoe expedition instead. We went up to Greeley Ponds, off the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. Our friend Dirk was staying with us for the week (visiting from Argentina!), so it was fun to show him the spectacular Kancamagus and introduce him to snowshoeing. It’s a pretty easy hike, very gentle ascent to a pair of lakes that have nice views of cliffs and mountains beyond. The day was so warm and sunny, we found ourselves snowshoeing in t-shirts!