Thursday, March 12, 2015

"Out This Way...

everyone uses them."  That's what I was told anyway.

 Last Friday, OS (other son) stopped by to visit the Pres and fill us in on what he's been doing and we filled him in on the Pres.  Then the subject of Eagles came up.

Telling OS that I had not walked in to see the Eagles nest since mid- JANUARY because of all the snow, he immediately said, "Buy snowshoes!  Everyone uses them out this way!"  

 Quite honestly, his response, combined with the suggestion of the Pres that I not walk in to avoid re-injuring myself, made me think about it let alone that a few of my bloggers had also suggested it.  Hence, that I do I began the search.

Here's what I am up against out this way if I want to walk in to see what is going on with the Eagles.




You do see the four foot high fence in the pix above, right?  Now have an idea of how long it will take to melt this much snow, right because I don't have a clue!  And, needless to say, there is no short way to get in to the edge of the clearing as I go around the perimeter of our property to get there.  Looking at the photo below, if you crouch down and look through the trees about 1/4 of a mile, that's where I sit, right at the edge of the clearing...

yet, as "the Eagle flies," it isn't far.  The reason I say that is: Friday (3/6/15) and then again Tuesday (3/10/15) an adult sailed right over the yard, clasping something in it's talons, heading straight toward the nest.  It could have either been bringing food back to the mate sitting on eggs OR making additions to the nest.  So, now fast forward through the shopping...




Since I am a "beginner" and doubt that I will take up mountain climbing at this age, I am more than satisfied with my...."entry level snowshoes, with their lightweight durable aluminum frame and synthetic webbing for great flotation."


Did you know that you can burn up to 600 calories in one hour snowshoeing?

Why haven't I done this sooner???

Sharing my fences out this way with you and those at

Good Fences

Oh, one more thing.  A fellow Eagle nest observer has a two mile trek in so mine is insignificant in comparison out this way.




23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, I can not imagine walking in all that snow even with the snow shoes..But, geesh burning all those calories does sound good.. Wishing you good luck on the eagle sightings. Have a happy day!

Delores said...

Tired and all as I am of the snow, you manage to make your 'snow hots' look beautiful.

EG CameraGirl said...

Snowshoes sounds like a great idea. Hmmm! The snow-covered trees are quite lovely!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Congratulations on your snowshoes :)
Great pictures you've made wearing them :))
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

TexWisGirl said...

sure is beautiful. but you probably won't get too much use out of those snowshoes this season!

ladyfi said...

Oh, what beautiful scenery!

MTWaggin said...

I love my snowshoes but have now for the 2nd year not had a chance to use them. You'll love it!

Sandra said...

it looks daunting to me with or without snow shoes. be careful out there

Carola Bartz said...

How wonderful to have an eagle nest so close by! I would have got snowshoes as well! The snow does look challenging, but I guess it is much easier to tackle with those snowshoes.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Snowshoes? How fun! And burning 600 calories too? Brilliant!

Ginny said...

I would never have thought of such a thing, it is genius! Still, be careful!!

Mary Hone said...

And snowshoeing is very easy, and safe.

Karen S. said...

Yep, snowshoeing is a big sport around my neck of the woods! It's good for you too, and gets you out and about during those rough winter days.

Shug said...

Oh wow....600 calories? I need some snow and some snow shoes! lol. gorgeous scenes.
enjoy this day that the Lord has made..

Marie said...

Wow! That really is a formidable barrier between you and the eagles! Great photos, but I'd be hard pressed to get out in it, for sure!

Ida said...

Wow that is a ton of snow for sure. Your poor fence is nearly hidden. - I think it would be fun to try snowshoes but we haven't needed even snow boots here this winter.

bailey-road.com said...

All that snow sure is pretty. Isn't there quite a learning curve to using snowshoes?

janiceadcock said...

Lots of nice shots! Good luck with the snow shoes.

Stephanie said...

Good idea regarding the snowshoes. Pretty snow scenes!

Mimsie said...

That scenery is quite overwhelming and as a person who has lived her entire in a place where it NEVER snows I just can't begin to imagine what it must be like.
I wish you well with your snow shoes.

Margaret Adamson said...

Stunning snow images.

Ann Thompson said...

good question, why haven't you done that sooner? :)
It fits right in with your active lifestyle though :)

Felicia said...

yay, im glad you got snowshoes.

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