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Photo album: scenes while snowshoeing in the Arb

Robbie and I strapped on our 40-year old Vermont Tubbs wooden snowshoes on Saturday afternoon and went for a short trek in lower Arb along Spring Creek.

Amy Boxrud Doug Bratland Fireplace at the Contented Cow Contented Cow
We had to contend with hordes of pesky cross country skiers like the above hotshots, Amy Boxrud and her main squeeze, Doug Bratland. We ended with drinks in front of the fireplace at the Contented Cow.

See the album of 14 photos, the large slideshow (recommended), or this small slideshow:

It’s a winter wonderland out there. Get out and enjoy it.

Cross country ski trails in the Lower Carleton Arb Cross country ski trails in the Lower Carleton Arb Cross country ski trails in the Lower Carleton Arb Cross country ski trails in the Upper Carleton Arb
It was heaven on the cross country ski trails in the Carleton Arb yesterday morning. The college has groomed some trails for skate-skiing in the Upper Arb and some for Nordic skiing in the Lower Arb.  And of course, there are many places to go off the groomed trails.

Snowshoe and ski trails around Hidden Valley Park Snowshoe and ski trails around Hidden Valley Park Snowshoe and ski trails around Hidden Valley Park Snowshoe and ski trails around Hidden Valley Park
Like many people in Northfield fortunate to live adjacent to one of our fabulous City parks, those of us in the Valley Pond Townhome Association can go out our back doors and snowshoe and ski around Hidden Valley Park.

Snowshoes for rent (cheap!) from Community Ed and Rec

Griff Wigley with niece Ellen

Ellen

Last week, I linked to Erin Mayberry’s blog post on Northfield.org about Community Ed and Rec’s Snowshoeing 101 class. I neglected to emphasize that they have snowshoes to rent.

I picked up two pair on Friday (unbelievable fee: $6/pair for the whole weekend) as my niece, Ellen, is visiting us from St. Paul. We spend a good chunk of Saturday afternoon in the Cannon River Wilderness Area, my favorite of the eleven Rice County Parks.

It’s a winter wonderland out there so let’s play hooky!

winter wonderland in the Carleton ArbThe 11 inches of snow we got earlier this week have made for a winter wonderland.  The snowshoeing and cross country skiing are fantastic. And photo buffs like me are having a ball.

Erin Mayberry has a blog post on Northfield.org about Community Ed and Rec’s Snowshoeing 101 class on Saturday.

I took the photo above yesterday in Carleton’s Upper Arb. Here are 6 more, 3 of them macros:

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