Winter is finally here!!! Real, honest to goodness snow – the kind that actually stays for more than 3 hours before it melts – finally fell here in Virginia last Tuesday and this past Saturday: I’m as giddy as a fat kid in a candy store!
For all you winter-haters who just shot glares at your computer screen reading this, to you I say: suck it! Put on some layers and go enjoy the awesomeness that is snow!
Now that we’ve established my somewhat obsessive love for the season of the white stuff, I’ll get on with last week’s hike/scramble and both Tuesday’s and Saturday’s snow.
Billy Goat A Trail:
For those of you that have read my blog posts (thank you!), you’ve likely noticed my constant expeditions out to Maryland’s C&O Canal at Carderock which is home to the Billy Goat Trails. It’s partly because it is close, partly because it’s one of the more fun scrambles in the area, but mostly because it has some beautiful scenery. If you’re in the Maryland/Virginia/D.C. area – give it a go!
The trip consisted of two familiar faces – Hiking Buddy and Ginger Phil – and a new one – Talks-Not-a-Lot. Talks-Not-a-Lot’s name is derived from the fact that during the course of a normal day, she’s snarky and talkative, but during a hike that woman is SILENT! Silent to the point that you wonder if she’s plotting your demise or that of the world’s.
I won’t be long winded so I’ll just post the highlights:
1. Ginger Phil was late.
2. Talks-Not-a-Lot needs organization within her wicked-sweet vehicle.
3. Early morning (before everyone’s rug rats are ready to act the role of miniature terrorists) is the best time to get out to the Billy Goat Trails.
4. Talks-Not-a-Lot is petrified of snakes, muahahaha!
5. Frozen stuff is pretty.
I’ll spare you my overzealous, hyper-up, crazy winter-loving excitement and just post the photos from Tuesday and Saturday!