Sunday, October 18, 2009

boots in the snow

snow close up
Originally uploaded by wereldmuis.

Once you leave the ski trail, the climb becomes more straightforward - up and up. It's rocky, and fairly wide, but steeper than the trail had been up till this point.

Soon, snow completely covered the trail and clumps of it clung to the evergreen trees around me. Fortunately, the snow was very sticky. I was careful about how I stepped, and avoided any serious slips.

My boots performed well in the snow. I'm still pretty happy with them, although I did get some pretty nasty rub marks just above my heels, despite the judicious use of Dr Scholl's blister treatment cushions. Those have been helpful so far. I think they helped again, here, but not as much as I'd hoped.

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