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