Reid, Belle, and I drove up to Pinecrest with our friends Molly, Jeff and their 3 dogs (Max, Cujo, and Stanley). We planned on spending a couple of hours snow shoeing and letting our dogs lead the way while frolicking in the snow! It takes a little over 2 hours to get up to the snow. Surprisingly it was in the 50s as we neared the trailhead. But within a couple of miles the temps dropped into the mid 40s. Still super warm for a play day in the snow.
All the dogs were so excited as soon as we pulled up to the trailhead. Belle was so happy to see her friends and even more excited to romp in the snow Her favorite friend is Stanley. They all get along so great, but Stanley especially loves to follow Belle around wherever she goes, up in the woods, off the trails or just way up ahead of us. Wherever Belle goes, Stanley must follow They are super cute together!!
Two fun hours of snow shoeing, taking tons of pics, having a mock running race, and just having a blast was all we needed to be all smiles on the drive back home!! Oh and the stop to have some awesome pizza on the way home was a bonus! And Starbucks too, YUM!
If you haven’t tried it, you should definitely check out snow shoeing. It is an awesome workout and you can go as hard or as easy as you want and you still get in a great workout! Your quads and hammies get in some really great work…oh yeah and so do your lungs at 6000 ft of elevation. We are already planning another trip to the snow very soon!!
Great cross training makes for a great season to come…..Get out there and try it out