Breaking that snow all day on ups and downs is.....Tiring)))))) Just trying to control the sweat and not get soaked is a skill.
Short days and long nights and making miles is a challenge. I am always put in my place by the Snow Gods.
I love the beauty of winter but for hiking it usually kicks my butt. Around here its allot of moderate cold,damp snow and steep terrain so needless to say i don't go that far. The woods in winter are so quiet.
" The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."
“The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer