Today was a beautiful day to be outside. After the big snowstorm we had last weekend — and the bitter cold that blasted through Iowa this week — today felt positively balmy.
I took a short snowshoe hike at Ledges State Park near Boone. I’m sure it would have been prettier a couple of days ago, before all the snow fell off the trees, but it was just SO COLD. Today it was 40 degrees so all the trees were bare, but there was still deep snow and plenty of evidence of hikers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers. Perfect!