Indian River Valley Snowshoeing

The kids and I went for a hike up Indian River Valley so I could switch out the ibuttons. They brought snowshoes, while I slogged through waist deep snow in the muskegs.


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I am an aspiring naturalist who seeks to learn all that I can about the more-than-human aspects of this place that is my home.
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3 Responses to Indian River Valley Snowshoeing

  1. Jonathan says:

    Did you convince them to break trail for you since they were wearing snow shoes?

  2. matt goff says:

    It didn’t take any convincing – they were fairly happy to wander out there on their own, I just had to direct them where we were going. Unfortunately, even following their trail I was sinking in over my knees, so it was still quite strenuous. Much easier on the way back when I followed my tracks back out (though I did take a brief try at wallowing in untouched fresh snow, it didn’t take long to give that up).

  3. Jonathan says:

    Maybe we should start recruiting kids as trail breakers for our snow tracking surveys (though really they usually aren’t too bad).

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