Hiking, TNAB

Solstice Snowshoe Inebriation Celebration

Yet another case of blog neglect, I see. Oh well. Instead of elaborating on the absolutely soul-crushing depression I’ve been trying to get through, I’m going to stay positive and say that over the last week or so I have finally started to feel more energetic, which leads us to last Thursday’s early Winter Solstice TNAB to Hyak Lake.

This was my first totally dark TNAB. When we set out from the parking lot at six, the sun had already set hours ago…luckily we were there to celebrate the Solstice, so the sunny days and evenings will return all in due time. Huzzah!

Hyak Lake

This was also my first TNAB on snowshoes. And the first TNAB where I was actually able to keep up with the main group, since the guys in the front had to break trail. Huzzah!

TNAB Hyak Lake

Group photo by Moosefish

Sadly, this was our first TNAB without Wellie. It was too cold for his little fur-less, fat-free body…and it would have been cold for us, too, if it weren’t for all the gløgg and champagne. Huzzah!

Various stages of inebriation

Lastly, it was my first TNAB hiking under the influence. I don’t think I’ve ever fallen down quite so many times on a hike before, but the miles just flew by. Huzzah!

Humiliation Wobbly Woodland fairy

Here’s to lighter days and brighter moods and festive holidays and tasty cookies and a brand new year. Huzzah!

Hyak Lake | 3 miles | 1000 feet elevation gain

'twas a beautiful night

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8 Comments

  • Reply Lisa December 20, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking. I’ve never snowshoed at night but I’ve done it in white out conditions and there was definitely a magic to it. I loved every minute of it.

    Thanks for sharing these amazing photos. I wish I could have been there!

  • Reply Aimee December 20, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    These pictures are just stunning! – Your blog is always such an inspiration to me, I so enjoy your photos and stories. I can relate to your struggles – reaching out to give you a virtual hug. Keep posting!

  • Reply Mark Griffith December 21, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Looks like good times! And way more fun than tearing out cat pee carpet from my basement!

  • Reply Andra December 21, 2010 at 3:30 am

    That looks like so much fun! I added you as one of my favourite blogs to follow and as soon as I did that, you disappeared! Glad to see your post and hope to see lots more in the New Year!

  • Reply Luv2talk December 24, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Glad to see you back. Love checking in to see your gorgeous pictures and hear what you have to say. Here’s to brighter days ahead.

  • Reply Sonia Mascaro December 26, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Happy New Year!

    Great pictures!

  • Reply ania January 4, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Dette så kjempegøy ut!! :) Godt nytt år, Ingunn, måtte det nye året innfri og blah blah blah :)

  • Reply Jocelyn Lykken February 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I don’t know how I let this stellar title slip by without notice.

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