Day: February 13, 2015

Haiku #2

With record warm temperatures in February and the valleys free of snow, I am tempted to go hiking (rather than skiing). The problem is trying to access trails further up in the mountains or in shady valleys. The hillsides themselves may be free of snow but the trails covered in patchy but very slick ice, making footing a concern, especially going downhill.

Midwinter hiking
Ice, snow, and sometimes bare ground
Searching for traction