It has been extremely cold for the past week and a half. Our highest temps have not even reached the freezing mark. Most days the highest temps have been in the teens and 20's and the nightly lows have dipped down to single digits! Yesterday morning it was only 5 degrees!! Brrrrr
Yesterday I took a hike up to some local water falls. I'd heard they were frozen and wanted to get a few shots. Being the ever ready girl scout that I am, I put on my Sorrels, bundled up in multiple layers, filled my backpack with extra clothes, juice & crackers and of course chem hand warmers, and off I went!
The river's water level is high from all the winter rains so the falls don't appear as tall as they are in the summer months. We used to spend every summer out here swimming and diving off the rocks. Now the area is gated off to keep vandals out.
The hike in is just under 3 miles, and of course 3 more miles hiking back out! I'm sore today, but the trek was definitely worth it!
Today a storm front is moving in and we are expecting a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain!! Simply the worst combination ever!! So today I plan to study & work from home next to a nice warm fire!
I hope everyone is enjoying a warm & wonderful winter!!