This hike is out of order. I forgot to load it due to all the shoveling after two huge storms followed by a small storm all in a week.
This is the area I tried to snowshoe to get to a road where snowmobiles had made a path through the snow. It is a path I often follow when I walk to work. I snowshoed for forty five minutes in 28 inches of fluffy snow. It was difficult to continue moving forward.
In this photo you can see where I broke trail. After forty five minutes I was pretty tired and the area with the snowmobile path contained huge drifts before I could even see if a snowmobile had come through the area. I decided to turn around and walk back to the road. It only took me fifteen minutes to get back to the road on the easy walking path I had made. Oh yes I also fell down in the soft snow and struggled to get up. It was a challenge but I finally made enough of a hole that I could stand up and get my shoes back on. When I got back to the road I walked a mile back to my house in a blizzard. It was really cold but I was glad I had at least attempted an adventure. I only walked about two miles but in with the challenge of the depth of snow I added it into my hiking log! It took me and hour and a half to finally reach home.