16 February 2012

{16feb2012: raow}

Rain + Snow = Raow.
We've been sticking to our goal of at least one hike/snowshoe adventure a month. So when the last weekend of January came up and we still hadn't done anything we HAD to go somewhere. We planned on snowshoeing and as luck would have it, it was a very rainy day. We decided to stick to our plan and headed out. I have to say I love driving (I'd rather drive than be a passenger) but driving when it's pouring buckets is not fun. At one point I thought we were going to get into a huge wreck as a car passing us drove through a huge puddle of water and our windshield was blinded in a blanket of water. So scary.
Luckily we made it to our destination in one piece. It was still raining pretty consistently though so you are going to see iphone pictures and not good camera pictures.
Now Jason is in charge of picking our hiking and snowshoeing spots and this one was another tough one. The majority of it was uphill nonstop.

There was a trail that snowmobilers used and so Darwin and I stuck to walking along that path, while Jason trekked through the trees and blazed his own trail. (Darwin tried it a couple times but she kept sinking down half a foot in the snow and she wasn't enjoying it.) The whole time Jason would walk off though, she'd pace the trail and watch him very carefully.

After an hour or so of walking up hill, we didn't make it to our destination (some view point) and we were soaked. We decided to head back down and end the day as it should be. With a beer (at Snoqualmie Brewery).


  1. Yikes that weather is nutty. Glad you had a good walk despite being all wet. At least it ended nicely with a brew
    Benny & Lily

  2. We call it "snain". Ha woo.
    Looks like you made the most of your adventure!

  3. We saw where you kept sinking through the snow. That was a wonderfully snowy trail Darwin! Have a good week buddy!!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  4. That's a lot of snow. I like Darwin's pretty red coat. Is it Ruff Wear?


  5. Darwin, you are one tough girl. That snow looks cool but too cold on the feet for us. Dad says "cheers" to the beers. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  6. snow!!! or snain! lol.
    i think red is darwin's color. she looks good in red!

  7. eeeew I hate that rain snow mix

    Stop on by for a visit

  8. What a great goal to have!
    Looks very cold there ;) Brrrr

  9. Darwin you look good in red! Shame you ahd to abandon the hike due to the weather.
    Have a good weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx