Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Shoeing

We decided to be adventurous and go on a midnight snow shoeing adventure up wasatch state park that was put on by "friend of wasatch" (even thought it really started at 7:30). We were lead by a "pro" snow shoe-er who was dubbed the name "coach" by our group. He was a sweet old man who wanted to make sure we had fun. Here we are with him in the above pic
A bunch of my mom and dads hilarous neighbors came along and we are glad they did. Coach was buddy buddy with a few of the guys and turned them into our leaders throughout our hike... coach even said at one point, "if you get seperated and lost, just go back over there." (Um..were up in the mountains surrounded by glittery snow with no sence of direction but thanks coach!) When we got a point where we could see over heber valley, Ryan pulled out some martinelli's and we had some bubbly...very fun.
Sister came up this weekend to do some photography, so of course we had each other almost peeing our pants in laughter. We hiked up this huge mountain and then slid back down on our bums and we CRUISED! Coach let us hike back up and do it again while the rest of the group waited for us at the bottom. He was so excited we were having fun.
Overall, it was such a fun advenutre that i have never done before. The snow was SO pretty. It was just what i needed right now as i was finding it hard to see why i live in Utah when i hate being cold. But you know, it was really fun and i enjoyed being up in the mountains minus my worrying about avalanches and wild animals. A cup of hot choco and cookies concluded our adventure. Can't wait to do it next year.

3 comments:

The Dumas Family said...

I'm glad you had a nice weekend with your sister. I don't know if I'll ever be brave enough to snow shoe in the mountains. I hate the snow too much. I'll live through you.

Haley said...

Beware: LARGE GLOVE in face.. scarier than Abominable Snowman.

Dave said...

That was so fun, but I have to say, coach should have passed out GPS units to all his team members...just in case. GOOD TIMES.