We wanted to venture out today for our first 2018 hike at a Conservation Area, but being so cold (-20), we decided to wander our local community parks.
This park is not maintained in the winter so it was a challenging walk. Some parts were almost knee deep in snow. We made the best of it…we made snow angels!
How we keep warm – Layers! We wear wool socks, winter boots, tight base layer on our legs with snow pants. I particularly like bib snow pants as they keep your upper torso warm. Of course, a winter coat with a base layer top and a merino wool shirt. Base layer gloves with a long snow glove on top. This way I can take the outer glove off to use my phone with the base layer gloves still on keeping my hands from getting cold. Neck warmer is essential, and last a hat. I have a hat that has a thermal layer inside so when my head warms up, the heat bounces from my head to the hat and back. On a day like today we did need sunglasses.
What activity did you do on the first day of 2018?