What better time to take a hike in the woods!
We've had so little snow this winter that we've never packed down our loop trail in the woods with snowshoes. Hiking just in boots has been easy so far.
But we're being warned (snow lovers that we are, we can only hope!) of heavy snow and high winds coming this Sunday and Monday so we decided to strap on the snowshoes and make a wide, flat base on the trail while the snow level was not too high.
Holey moley, did we ever see heavily traveled wildlife trails in the woods.
We could identify wolf, rabbit, deer and fox tracks. None of the tracks in the above two pictures were made by humans . . . just the wildlife we're lucky enough to have roaming our woods.
When returning to the house, Papa Pea talked me into walking out with him to get the mail. After stashing our snowshoes, we walked out the driveway, got our mail and then hiked back in.
In the last week or so we've had a couple of fleeting glimpses of what looks to be a really good-sized timber wolf snuffling around the property. Today we could see a line of his tracks going both ways on the driveway.
This one (between my two feet) was clear enough to give you an idea of the size of this guy. I'll not be planning on walking our quarter mile driveway in the dark any time soon, I can promise you.