Dec 17 2011
Notwithstanding the mild winter, ice has formed on a nearby beaver pond, and I’m itching to strap on my Yaktrax and head out to see what I can see. After all, this is the only time of the year when I can walk on water.
But I’m forcing myself to wait. Why? Because the ice isn’t safe. It takes more than a couple of days of sub-freezing temperatures to make the “frost bridge” firm enough for two-legged travelers to tread without falling through. And I don’t fancy a cold-water swim, no matter how bracing it might be.
So I’m biding my time till General Winter has consolidated his gains. And while I’m waiting, I’m reviewing some earlier articles on winter travel. Maybe you’ll find them useful, too. I hope so.
- “Getting a Grip—Yaktrax Traction Devices”
- “Getting a Grip on Cross-Country Poles: They’re Not Just for Skiing”
- “If the Shoe Fits: Tips For First-Time Snow Walkers”
- “Weathering Winter in Style—Snowshoeing Ups and Downs“
- “On Thin Ice: Is It Safe?”
- “On Thin Ice: Stepping Out—Keeping the Odds on Your Side”
- “On Thin Ice: Breaking Through and Moving On—Self-Rescue and More”