Double Winter Hike Weekend

This weekend featured two short snow hikes/snowshoe adventures in the front range.

On Saturday we set out to hike Crater Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. When we got to the trailhead there were about 756 cars there so we cried because we thought we were the only kewl people with this idea.

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After we wiped our tears we drove back down the road to find some other random spot to snowshoe. It was great fun.

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Snowshoe

The wind was wild though.

At night the power went out!! So we did what any other self-respecting adults do in this situation. Put blankets over our heads, turned on the flashlight and read books directed toward 12 year olds. With wine of course.

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Subsequent 12-year old attempt at an artistic photo

In the morning I met up with some friends for a hike in Elk Meadow park. It was super windy again, but once we got in the trees it was just a gentle breeze and BEAUTIFUL.

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Dreamy
Then we ate at Switchback Smokehouse in Evergreen and it was gr8. I got the pulled pork sandwich which had coleslaw and fried pickles on top with waffle fries and an Incredible Pedal IPA served in a mason jar which complimented my coolness nicely.

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In the evening I went crazy with some food prepping for the week ahead while watching the Broncos game like the fair weather fan I am.

Slow cooker vegetarian stuffed peppers

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Pre-slow cook

Roasted tomato soup with chicken, black beans, corn and onions

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With whole wheat drop biscuits

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Snack bars (recipe to come!)

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Aaaaand baked chicken for salads but no one wants to see that.

I really love not cooking during the week. Wednesday self always thanks past Sunday self for doing this.

The end.

 

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