Our first winter activity that we decided to embrace was snowshoeing. We called up my BFF Jared W and invited ourselves on a snowshoeing adventure with him. Jared probably thought to himself that he wanted to do something more hardcore, but since he's awesome he planned a trip that would not kill his fat friends.
We went up Guardsman Pass in Big Cottonwood canyon. Jared supplied the snowshoes, and he took us on an adventure.
|Look how cute we are.|
The people we were with were hardcore. Bryce, in particular, likes to get a good workout so he intentionally strays from the trail to make it more difficult. I told him he could get a way better workout by just being fat.
|You're not hardcore unless you live hardcore.|
It was hard work, but the scenery was beautiful. There's nothing like an untouched blanket of snow in the middle of a forest.
|Hiking beyond the horizon.|
It was hard work climbing up that mountain, but it was almost as hard coming down. Jared just rolled down.
|It looks like he's falling to his death, and he is, but it was on purpose.|
I wasn't quite that adventurous. I did my best to walk. But as I was walking down the mountain in 4 feet of powder, my feet would slowly slide and my mind was too blown to be able to keep me balanced. I fell down several times, and when you fall you sink. You don't realize how deep the snow is until you're trying to stand up and everything you put your weight on sinks 4 feet below you. It was an adventure but I totally got out alive.
All in all, I'd say it was a success. We had a good time in nature with some great people.