29 November 2008 Minister Creek
I guess this marks the official end of my unofficial break from these blogs. The loss of daylight savings, the general grey of the landscape, and some unrelenting fatigue pretty much shut me down for a bit. For the last three weeks, I've done little more than work; few photos, little caching, and no waymarking.
These were from a fun day at at Minister Creek and the North Country Trail on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. The day was a rare, sunny day with lots of snow to make everything brighter. We had tried a few weeks prior to get to Minister Creek for a few woods caches, but we turned back when we ran into unexpected snow. Today there was still a lot of snow, but at least it was all on the ground. We ran into a number of hearty souls that were enjoying the holiday weekend in these gorgeous woods, including a guy from Ohio and his young son. They were braver than we were and were both sporting hiking packs. Their goal was the North Country Trail about four miles away. The son looked to be about eight years old and was carrying a pack almost as big as he was. They looked like they were going to have a great time.
When we were done hiking, we stopped for a quiet visit at Minister Creek. There is something quite peaceful about a cold stream flowing through snow-covered banks.