The only problem was that my killer workout yesterday left my quads feeling like jell-o and I had to stop and rest every once in a while to let my muscles stop spasming, mostly my hip flexor and left quad. When riding in the powder you should have a really fat powder board, that I do not have, and you have to lean back to keep your nose up. Snowboarders usually ride in one direction which means one leg gets the entire workout which I call the burn. Skiers get to transfer their weight so their muscles get equal rest and equal workout, therefore, less burn.
Riding on the new fallen snow creates the most beautiful quiet, shushing sound, not like the usual scraping sound when riding on compact snow. As I was hiking over to our backcountry paradise I stopped to appreciate the beauty of the tree branches, heavy with snow, the snow falling all around me and the silence that eludes me, being a mother of four. The song, "For the Beauty of the Earth" popped into my head and I sang it in my head while I finished my hike over to where my sweet husband was waiting for me. I feel blessed that I have the health, the means, the time, the companionship, the last minute babysitter, and the freedom to experience days like today. The least I can do is appreciate it. Thank-you Jesus for creating this beautiful place.