Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Snowshoeing Iowa: Probably The Last One

I went for my fifth snowshoe of the year this morning.  While we are getting more snow on Thursday, by Saturday temps go above freezing and we get nearly an inch of rain.  Next week is starting to look like a messy mix of snow and rain with above freezing highs most of the week.  This all means that the piles of snow we have everywhere will soon be gone.

Today's snowshoe was around 4 miles (6.4 km).  It was a tough one for me today.  My butt was dragging most of the day.  Not sure why I was so tired today but not even a blueberry muffin could fix me.

I blew a snowshoe - a first for me - and walked a couple steps before realizing that I was missing a snowshoe.  As I was putting my snowshoe back on I noticed a tear in my boot.  It turns out both of my boots had major tears on the leather uppers.  I bought these boots in October 2007 so I got almost twelve years out of them.

With the snow probably going away and my boots giving up the ghost, I think my snowshoeing is done for this winter season.  Hopefully I won't have to wait ten more years before I get to snowshoe again.

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