Thursday, March 8, 2012

gluten free lunch and a snowshoe in the Maine woods

It's been a funny winter this year and we haven't seen as much snow in Maine as we'd like to. That hasn't stopped us and a few weeks back we ventured out to the Mount Abraham area for a snowshoe hike. We dug the snowshoes out from our trusty Thule box and dressed the pups up in their technical Ruffwear Soft shells so that when they rolled in the snow they'd stay a little dry. 
These pups love good gear and sometimes can be found sporting doggy backpacks on our adventures. Chaos isn't able to walk too far so we tromped through the woods and down to the river and had lunch. Dave fired up our stove and within 20 minutes we were enjoying a bit of curry from Backpacker's Pantry.

We've often used these meals for convenience while camping last summer and the meal was very satisfying after a winter trudge through soft snow. The upside with the funky weather is that we've enjoyed a lot more sunshine then normal for a Maine winter which has helped to ease the transition from the high altitude sunshine of Colorado.


Marlow said...

Your pups are so cute! Max and Hazel would not sit and pose like good dogs!

Kate Rideout said...

there's a big bribe hiding in Dave's hand there... it's the only way we get cute puppy photos at all. Hope all is well Marlow!