Lance and the cats in snow

As the Snow Melts

After more than a week of heavy snow, we were all glad to be able to hike together again. Beezus, in particular, seems to want to hike the most, eagerly heading over to our main trailhead opposite the house every time one of us sets foot outside.

Lance and I had been out in advance, stomping down a trail or two in order to make it passable for the cats and Rocky, so as the snow began to melt we whistled for the animals and headed out.

Pip on the snowy trail
Pip on the snowy trail

Oddly enough, Beezus frequently likes to begin hikes more than she likes to finish them, so we left her behind partway along the slough trail. And we took Rocky back to the house and the warm fire in the wood stove after a very short hike, because his fuzzy undercarriage was quickly caked in snow, and we didn’t want him getting any colder.

Pippi went the distance, even following Lance down to one of the lower woodpiles and back (Bee met us at the top of the drive).

You’ll notice the tire tracks in the photo below. We were able to get in and out with our vehicles at this stage, but shortly after it started melting, it all re-froze and iced completely over, and we were unable to get back up the driveway for a few days.

Lance and the cats in snow
Lance and the cats in snow

I’ll leave you with this post-hike photo. Who do they love? Whoever is most likely to have treats. They don’t know he’s playing chess; they only know that kitchen table = potential treat-sharing.

Post hike treats
Post hike treats

Next up, the first earthstars of the year! We know we can always find them after a big snowmelt.

2 comments on “As the Snow Melts

  1. Merri Wolff

    I love your descriptive posts of your outdoor life. Do you live in Narnia? I want to live there!

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe

      Ha! I **do** live in Narnia. Love it up here, and I’m so glad we made the effort 8 years (has it already been 8 years??) ago.

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