Matt and Sherry Potter, companions for today's outing.

Matt and Sherry Potter, companions for today’s outing.

Today, I discovered another marvelous way to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation; snowshoeing. With all of four and a half hours of sleep after last night’s marvelous Midnight Mass, I began the day with some quiet time and prayer. I then joined two friends for a late breakfast and we headed off to Snowy Range for some snowshoeing.

We could not have ordered better weather and conditions!  Up on the mountain, we estimate the majority of the day was spent somewhere around 9,300 – 9,500 feet.  The temperature was in the mid 20’s with clear blue, sunny skies and very little wind (that part is a Christmas miracle!)  We spent two hours on the trail, estimate about 2.3 – 2.5 miles.  I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

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