The trails had been track set, but I think I was the first person through on them, sailing along through my own private winter wonderland. There are streams to cross, a few gentle hills (and one long one), bits of open meadow, and a pine plantation, but almost all these trails are in the forest, keeping the cold wind to a minimum.
Getting the lighting right is the most difficult thing in the winter. I just had my 'point and shoot' with me this day, so these pix seem a little dark compared to what it was really like - but then with my other camera, the winter pictures often seem too bright. But the memories of a winter well spent are great in any case!