A foot of pretty white snow and peeking sunshine made for a delightful snowshoe on the beautiful Beaver Meadow Audubon Center trails. Ten of us navigated a 3-mile loop hike on well-marked trails, which included many ups and downs, picturesque bridge crossings, and a pleasing variety of terrains and scenery. We started with a trek across Deer Meadow and the Jenny Glen Boardwalk. Our fit group warmed up right away after the steep climb on the Hawk Ridge Trail, and were treated to scenic vistas of surrounding winter landscapes. We admired a variety of evergreens, and were delighted to witness so many animal tracks in the fresh snow. Our group unburied the Rusty Stove on its namesake trail, turned onto the charming Old Bones trail, and made our way to the attractive Arboretum for a quick break. We visited the Kettle Pond and a fun wooden shelter made of sticks on our way back to the trailhead. Fresh air, invigorating exercise and friendly companions made this outing a perfect way to spend a chilly winter morning.
Submitted By: David and Janet Kowalski