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Another Snow Day!

(I know, "Yawn" from all you people in the North/Northeast…sorry. It's rare here in Portland.) 🙂

The road inside the arboretum where we hike most mornings:


We went on our  hike before breakfast today — four and a half miles this time (in my Bogs!). The main road from our house to the park is all snowy and has hardly any traffic right now, so we've been just walking down to the trailhead straight from the house. (Usually it's a bit dangerous to walk…no sidewalk, and you have to walk in a ditch right next to fast-moving traffic, so we normally drive the 30 seconds down the hill.) 

This is our driveway yesterday (there has been another 4 or 5 inches of snow since then):


It snowed during most our hike today but we were bundled up and it was not annoying, just pretty: 


There were a few people on the trail…dog walking, running, snowshoeing, skiing, sledding…we're so glad we live so close to this beautiful place!

Snowy branches:


Me being arty in the front yard:




After our hike we put the chains on the truck and headed down the hill (driveway was pretty squirrely) to get some brunch and some groceries.

Besaw's down on NW 23rd was bustling and cozy:


Heading back up the hill to our house:


We're all stocked up with groceries now (more snow and ice on the way) and Kevin's reading up on sous vide techniques for the various proteins we picked up at the store, so we'll keep ourselves busy cooking, reading, watching movies, and probably another hike in the snow tomorrow morning. Love it!


  1. Nice pictures of the snow. I’m in Lafayette, LA, and we don’t see much of that power-like white stuff either! Enjoy y’all’s proteins and movies!

  2. Thanks, we will!! We’ve been through (and had fun in!) Lafayette, LA and it’s lovely and yes, I can’t imagine much snow down there! 🙂

  3. I am a year round runner and my absolute favorite weather to run in is snow. It looks pretty majestic out there. I can’t believe you need chains! Seriously? Besaw’s looks pretty good. I just posted about some of your great product recommendations over the years.

  4. Doug!! I was just trying to comment on your recent post and I glitched it for my login and lost what I’d typed. I’ll try again.
    Our driveway is about 200 ft long and about a 30 degree upward slope at 1000 ft elevation (so more snow than the rest of town), so it gets tough when it’s snowy/icy. I don’t think we “needed” them around town, but we usually need them to get down the driveway, and then…there we are and we’ve got chains on. 🙂

  5. Susan Barrett Susan Barrett

    Really enjoy your snow shots! Living on the Central Coast of California we don”t see snow unless we drive to it. We have a ’13 International Bambi, and can’t imagine being in the snow with it.I imagine you have? I enjoy reading about your adventures and we love traveling throughout Oregon and have family in McMinnville. Take care, and always Happy Trails!

  6. Thanks Susan! And yeah, coming from Southern California I know the “drive to it” drill. We don’t get THAT much in Portland, so it’s always really exciting when we do. We have been in the snow with our 27′ Int’l some, yes. So far, not much drama with that. It’s always so nice and cozy in the Airstream when there’s snow outside!
    Happy Trails to you too! 🙂

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