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Great hike!  I love the tracking with basecamp, I keep forgetting to take my GPS along for hikes and have been meaning to use it like this. 

 

 

 

 

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Yes, great pictures OFG. Makes your eyes wander looking for something wild  8| I remember going fishing in Canada, a person does keep their eyes open and you will see moose if your lucky.  moose0024.gif

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Yes, great pictures OFG. Makes your eyes wander looking for something wild  8| I remember going fishing in Canada, a person does keep their eyes open and you will see moose if your lucky.  moose0024.gif

It's always fun to look for wild things in the woods.  I played peek-a-boo with this one for a couple of minutes before moving closer and having 10-12 run off. Can you see her?

 

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On Tuesday evening, February 3, 2015, I ventured out to Crumbacher Wildlife Area to take part in a Full Moon Snow Shoe Hike sponsored by Buchanan County Conservation Commission and Fontana Park. There was a pretty good turn out (about 20 people).  The area we hiked is a prairie with fire breaks mowed around the outside and through the middle.  Along the west side is a stream with a wooded area and there is another wooded area on the northeast corner of the prairie.  The area we snowshoed in was pretty much flat.

 

It was a beautiful night to be out, about 20-25 degrees with no winds.  Although it was overcast, when the moon came up around 7:00pm, it became noticeably lighter. If it had not been for the clouds, it would have been an amazing evening. 

 

I started out heading to the back of the prairie and after about 1/2 a mile, I shed the ski jacket and hat.  Once I did this, I was pretty comfortable moving at a relatively fast pace.

 

Overall, I was out for two hours and covered 3.5-4 miles.  It was a great workout on snowshoes.

 

Here I am at the end of the evening.

 

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Here is the track from my GPSr for the hike. The inset shows elevation on the top in greet and temperature in blue along the bottom.  You will notice a little bump up in temp at about .75 miles.  This is where I took off my ski jacket and strapped it on the back of my pack. The temperature sensor was not covered, but this was enough to move the temp up a degree or two.

 

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Very interesting OFG of your walk. I bet once you start out, you just want to keep going.  :yes:

it was a lot of in, Sharen, but a lot of work too. Made you appreciate how difficult it was to travel before roads and snowplows.

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