Saturday, January 17, 2009

Icicle of the month


Winter started late but is now in full swing!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Winter hike and ski

Climbed Darumagamine to the Col between Futogamine in deep, heavy snow. Skiing was very difficult due to the unpacked wet stuff. Still it was great to ski again and the knee was OK. Met lots of unfriendly hikers, you can almost always tell the city folk, they don't acknowledge your 'hello'. Maybe I'm prejudiced?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Good snow


A nice shot from the backyard



wish it was like this more often

Friday, January 2, 2009

snow ducks


After the first good snowstorm it took the ducks about 20 minutes to come out of the ark, but they got used to it.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Winter Hike

Climbed Darumagamine in snow. First climb in over a year due to knee injury. Did OK wearing, knee brace. Took it very slow , coming down was slow and difficult. Great to be back in the winter mountains again!!!!!