Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spring is creeping in!

Yesterday we had temperatures up in the 60's. I actually can see some of the yard that has been buried under snow for the last 3 months. My feet are craving some hiking. I've sent out my save the date to some of my hiking pals and have pulled out the Midstate Trail guide book. There's three weeks until the first hike and I need to start getting some cardio in before then. Winter often kills my exercise routine and though I look fit I definitely do not have the stamina needed for a 12 mile hike through the woods. Time to get in shape!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Cabin Fever

It's February now. The holidays are over and yet the snow keeps coming. I know winter doesn't end for another 2 months but I'm starting to get a bit twitchy. I want to be out hiking. I've been reading about some trips that others have done this winter but they don't draw me. I still don't want to hike in the snow. It's too cold!

In fact, I've participated in very few winter activities this year. I did do some cross country skiing a few weeks back at Great Brook Farm during one of their weekly lantern lit nights. It was terrific. Gorgeous stars and the lanterns light the trail just enough so you don't run into anyone.

I'm still hoping to hit the next segment of the Midstate Trail next month. I think it might be time to start planning those trips.