Today Kathy and I went for a ride in the snow at the park across the street from our barn.
We had a blast!
|Queenie stepping high in the snow|
|Somebody had been cross-country skiing in the park.|
They had skied ALL the trails! Hard core.
|The trails looked so different with the snow. It was a good thing we know them so well by now!|
Walking down the trail
|The woods look sooo beautiful covered in snow!|
|A photo of Kathy taking a photo!|
|This is one of my favorites of the trail.|
It was nice in the woods - the snow was only about 6" deep.
|Queenie going over a pretty large tree blocking the trail.|
|Coming upon one of the creek crossings|
|Hawlings River. This is one of the deepest parts of the river next to the trail. You can't see the bottom.|
We did our usual network of trails after that. I've been much better about drinking water for these rides, which meant this time we had to stop for a potty break. Kathy held onto Lily for me and both mares socialized.
|Lily says, "Hi Queenie!"|
|Lily and me, leading the way afterwards.|
You can see how the snow wasn't as deep in the woods.
We returned to the barn after completing 6.6 miles in 2 hours. The weather changed while we were out - it got humid, which meant that by the time I was done feeding Lily and setting up her feed, I really couldn't feel my hands or feet despite hand and toe warmers. It was about 30 degrees, but with the humidity it was miserably cold.
We're supposed to get another 1" of snow tomorrow night and then it's supposed to skyrocket into the 50's for the rest of the week. Yay? I do hate the mud that follows a snow melt. And I'm not about to get my hopes up about warmer temps until they actually happen!