In my winter hiking quest, I hiked up Mt. Jackson last Sunday and then went sledding down the Carriage Road on Monday. Doing two hikes in a row was exhausting, and I didn’t take very good photos, but it was a ton of fun and such great experience! Jackson was particularly amazing because I hiked it last summer so I really could see the difference between summer and winter!
The forest on the way up. The haze is more from the condensation on my lens than the actual views – it was super wet and humid and my poor camera didn’t stand a chance!
Taking a photo of taking a photo! Our group paused for a second to pose.
Someone called this bird a “grey jay.” I don’t know if that’s the correct name, but they were cute, brave, and very willing to eat off our hands.
The only picture worth sharing from the sledding trip – a pause on the way down to crash into each other and regroup! I had a fabulous crash and my group leader smashed into me soon after.
Sledding was absolutely a blast! Going up was hard – the incline was steep – but coming down was the best fun. I couldn’t stop laughing, even as we crashed and crashed and crashed.