Glissading for easy descents!
Soft snow cushioning and glissading (aka “butt-sliding”) down steep sections makes winter the only season in which I prefer down to up
Building Snow Shelters (and Snow Furniture!)
The only thing more fun that building snow shelter is sleeping in it! Get creative and carve naves inside for candles! Bonus—snow deeper than a foot may be piled and shaped into benches, tables and of course, snowpeople
Winter Night’s Sky
Cold, dry air makes the stars sparkle twice as brightly. And no leaf cover opens up more sky!
Soup and Hot Cocoa
Both increase in deliciousness as temperatures drop
No need to worry about the notoriously rock, rooty, and uneven Catskill trails when you’re walking feet above them on an even blanket of snow. Bonus—activate your core all day while snowshoeing!
Frozen River and Waterfalls
The abstract and other-worldly shapes of ice that form on our favorite brooks, cascades, and waterfall are an annual highlight
Tracking Animals and Seeing Wildlife
NO BUGS and NO BEARS
None, Zero, Zip, Zilch. However, if you raid the food at night, you’ll have no one to blame the next morning.
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