This picture taken purely by accident...kind of crazy this is where I'm at and Jenny was flying south toward the equator... ice everywhere!
made it two miles to the coffee shop picture! As requested by Amber :)
We lined our jeans with thermal leggings and wore Wright socks which are a double layer. That with a couple layers under our jackets and we survived the 12 degree weather pretty well.
Our water hoses completely froze solid...
Turning our surroundings into a ski lodge... :D
We both have been hiking in trail running shoes...which are light weight and not as restrictive but if you are carrying a heavy pack, they don't prevent twisting an ankle on uneven terrain...or say...a sheet of ice...which we were trekking on most of the time this night in particular. So caution is key and not taking any surface for granted is part of the hike. We have under 30 pound packs so are taking the risk of not wearing boots up the ankle. These were shockingly warm on the hike even though the top of mine are vented. I kept waiting for the cold to set in since my hands started to freeze, but my feet were fine. Maybe they were more out of the wind. It was so cold there was no slush so our feet never got wet which was key.
Luke likes the speed cross and I prefer the Mission trail shoe but both are Salomon brand. The mission shoes have a wider toe box which I prefer so I don't bang up my toes. If my toes touch the front of my shoes I about go crazy...so that's the story on that. :) Trail shoes have a sturdy base on them and don't twist or bend as much as our typical running shoes do that are minimalist. It's needed with the added weight though and I'm getting used to it.
Crazy night out on the town as it got dark. It was fun seeing people's reactions to us outside in the weather... with packs and poles :D glad to be of some entertainment. :)