A Snowy Day and a Solution

A Snowy Day and a Solution

Newport News, Virginia doesn't see very much snow.  So when it snows there, everyone gets excited.  And no one knows how to drive in it.  I didn't have much in the way of snow gear when I've hiked in some of the deeper snows we got when we were younger.  But I was determined to go walking in snow that was deeper than my boots anyway.

Now, I'm not a fool.  I know that walking in snow over my boots would have been a very quick and painful end to what had the potential to be a great hike.  So I took saran wrap and wrapped it around my boots, and up the legs of my jeans.  I basically created makeshift gaiters.  I have my own pair of gaiters now, but this was effective for what it was.  Snow did not get inside my boots.  It was still snowing when I went out to explore, but that was part of the charm.  

I love the sound snow makes when you walk on it, and how quiet everything seems to get while it's snowing.  There's this surreal feeling when walking around during a snow storm that I love.  

If you're ever worried about your feet getting wet while walking in the snow, try saran wrap on waterproof boots.  It worked fantastically well.  

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