Ice, Ice, Baby!:
Montrose Beach & Pier

Between the previous weekend and this one (2/10/18), it snowed and got cold – very cold! What better day to visit the beach – Montrose Beach!

Montrose Beach is usually a very busy beach; during the warmer months. Volleyball leagues, a huge expanse of beach for swimming, there’s a bird sanctuary right next to it, and there’s even a dog beach. On the day we visited, considering that the wind chill was minus-dang it’s cold(!), there were very few people visiting. There were a couple of bold souls who were zipping around on snowboards being propelled by their parafoils. Here, check it out.

Montrose Beach Parafoil 1
Montrose Beach Parafoil 2

We began our attack on the beach by trudging over and through some very large snow drifts, and that was before we even reached the beach. Once we reached where the beach began, it was off and on snow drifts. To be honest, the beach had an other-worldly look to it; maybe what the landscape on a very cold planet might look like?

In any event, since we were close, we decided to head a bit south towards the Montrose Pier. Little did we know that it would be covered with ice! Here, check it out.

Montrose Pier 2

Yes, it was really cool to look at. Yes, it was even colder on the pier. Yes, it was incredibly slippery. No, we did not fall down.

And, here’s the video from our cold and ice adventure. Enjoy!

So, the next time it’s cold, snowy, icy, etc. – bundle up, make sure that you have some liquid with you (since it can be quite a lot of work trudging through snow drifts), and head outside! Create your own, other-worldly, winter trail tracing adventure!

find a trail ~ find your path

~Trail Tracing

P.S. – Starting on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, I’ll be making the switch to posting one video on Wednesday of each week, and one blog post on Friday of each week. Why? To bring things closer to “real time”; closer to the actual time when the Trail Tracings occur. I’ll be making other blog posts, as I can, for our Trail Tracings that occurred between mid-February and mid-June in order to be caught up by our one year Trail Tracing anniversary in August 2018. Thanks for your continued support!

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