Walking in a Winter Wonderland @ Kolapore Uplands!

Daily Stats

Date: December 3rd, 2016

Distance hiked: Unknown

Steps taken: 16,713

Time on the trail: ~4.25 hours

Calories burned: 1,404

I’m back!!! It’s been quite a while since my last post, but I am officially done grad school, which hopefully means that my blogging (and hiking) will become much more regular. A few weeks ago, when I was still drowning in the stress of trying to finish my final thesis project, I decided to take a day off to go hiking with my friend, Michelle. Spending time in nature is the most ideal form of procrastination, after all! I first met Michelle through the university dance club during my undergrad degree, but we’ve recently reconnected due to our mutual love of hiking! We’d been trying to find a good time to get out for a hike, and everything finally came together for the first weekend in December.

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We left the city early in the morning and drove northward. As we drove, we watched the world around us transform into a winter wonderland. The city had had very little snow, but as we got further and further north, we saw more and more of the white stuff, which made us very excited! It was snowing on and off during the drive, and there was one brief period of concern when we were suddenly enveloped in white-out conditions. But by the time we arrived at the Kolapore Uplands parking lot, the weather had cleared up and the world was beautifully frosted in white.

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