The second day of snowshoeing, Kati, Bryan and I went down past Hoback Junction to the Broken Arrow Ranch, where Kati used to live. She got permission from a guy she knew to snowshoe through his field and into Bridger-Teton National Forest. When we snowshoed in the park it was on a pretty established trail; there were a lot of people snowshoeing and x-country skiing. This was not like that. There was a lot of "post-holing" which I found out is what they call it when you pretty much fall up to your thigh in snow. You're making a hole for a post, I guess, like building a fence. It definitely gets tiring when it happens a lot of times in a row, but it can also be kind of funny; it keeps you on your toes!
Bryan was super sweet and bought me a pair of waterproof snow boots early in the season, but did not get himself a pair. So, he put plastic bags around his hiking boots so they'd be waterproof. I love this man.
Snowshoes! Bryan and I have the all-plastic ones, Kati has the more traditional aluminum-framed ones. I loved the ones we used; too bad they're over $200 a pair!! Way cheaper to rent ($10/day, $25/week)
Who doesn't love your mom? She is awesome. Yeah, I'm talking to you.
The rainbow is called a sun dog. Pretty pretty pretty.
On our drive back to Jackson, Kati pointed to a ridge where a lot of Big Horned Sheep graze. And like magic, there they were! This one was right on the side of the road.
This big horn sheep was being a bit fresh to his female companion...