Just a few weeks ago my mom was telling me it was not wise to walk on ice.
Our trek from Twin Bridges to Bozeman was gorgeous – lots of pretty black cows and majestic cloudy skies
Upon arrival I met up with Janna, a super awesome KERF reader, and Laura, a friend of mine from governor’s school (aka nerd camp) who I haven’t seen in 10 years! Janna lives in Three Forks and Laura lives in Billings and they came out today with their husbands to take us snoeshoeing.
Matt and I rented snowshoes from a nearby store and we were off to the Gallitin National Forest.
But despite our super awesome 4WD monster truck, we managed to get stuck along with about 5 other vehicles on this one road.
There was some panic, some digging, some cursing and thankfully some help from chains. Eventually we got unstuck but Seth had to BACK down the mountain – it was a bit scary.
We girls went for a snowshoe walk while they boys worked.
I LOVED snowshoeing!!!!!!!!! Janna saved the day by lending me her super warm waterproof boots. Our shoes were only $10 to rent and were totally awesome.
Unfortunately because of our truck incident, we only got to shoe around for about an hour. But it was worth it and really cool.
I have to give a shout out to this new OpenSky item coming soon – the Peabody Bag by FUL. It is perfect for outdoor activities! Has a little pocket for cameras or cell phones (or Burt’s Bees!) on the front and is the perfect size for a DSLR camera, phone, wallet and a bit more. It’s also really easy to swing around and access while still wearing it. My new favorite toy!! Also only $19. Two of the colors are sold out, but I’m doing a newsletter flash deal with this soon!
At the top of the lake, we decided to cut across to make it back on time. [Don’t worry mom, I asked the Montana natives a MILLION TIMES if it was safe.]
We headed down the hill and onto the ice. This was the scary part because I just pictured a lake bank and all the rocks on the side! But look how thick the ice was – almost 2 feet!
Janna and Bobby
Laura and Seth
The cutest fluffy dog!
I was really excited to see a bathroom : )
Upon coming off the lake, I was recognized by a BLOG READER!! The super exciting “Hey, I read your blog!” floated out of a vehicle. I’m so sorry for not getting her name, but here we are making friends in the most random spot in the country! From internet to real life : )
We were pretty hungry for lunch and guess who downed a beer in 2 minutes flat!
The rest of us nourished with trail mix, BabyBel, carrots, hummus, bread and more that Janna brought the group. Thanks Janna!! It was a nice quick lunch.
Despite the scary moments, we had a wonderful time exploring Montana snow. Even if it was 40* out!