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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Escape Mission

(MULTI)MISSION:


-To escape a confined building during one of the coldest days this winter (-42C in the early morning) and find sanity and positive attitude once again.


-Capture as many scenes as I can with my cell phone, while hoping the camera doesn't freeze up.


-Return only when I can't feel my fingers any more, or I tire out from the hill climbs.










Time of Departure:
Mid to late afternoon.
(now a balmy -28C before wind)








CHALLENGES:
-camera focus and aim while gliding over icy patches
HILLS ATTEMPTED AND MASTERED:
Four.
And once the top was reached, a U-turn was made to immediately go back down.
(This was to make sure the climb was worth the work up.)
Partner in Mission:

CHALLENGE 2 and 3:
-finding a new route through treed terrain
-slapping branches 



36 comments:

Connie Arnold said...

Enjoyed your great pictures! I'm ready for spring now, and I imagine you must be too.

texwisgirl said...

Yikes! f.r.e.e.z.i.n.g....

Your pup has grown SO MUCH!!! Must be all that fresh, crisp (frigid) fresh air and exercise he gets trying to keep up with you!!!

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! What a great adventure and post! I'm shivering just looking at the photos. You are a brave woman!!!

Trisha said...

Thats cold!! But so glad you were able to complete your mission :) Those pictures say it all!
And I have to say....what a super cute partner to take along with you :)

Hilary said...

When it's that cold, it's mission impossible for me. You certainly got some great photos. I hope you warm up now!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Great escape! However, I can't imagine those negative temps. Glad your phone held up so you could take some pretty awesome photos.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Brrr! Looks like you made out quite well though.

Farm Girl said...

I know you are tired of it but it does look so pretty and pristine. Nothing but your tracks.

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Wow -- Duke is getting so big! :)

Rural Revival said...

Well done! -42C WOW It doesn't get that cold here, even with the windchill. At least there's snow to enjoy it!

Jimmy said...

Facing Mother Nature head on and bringing all of along for the ride, you are a brave woman and I can see how this would help clear your head.

Sometimes a positive attitude comes along with getting out into the quiet surroundings that nature gives us.

Tracy said...

Dawn, I thoroughly enjoyed the photos..I LOVE the wind blown snow patterns; gorgeous!
I am glad you took me along for the trip and I'm GLAD I experienced it in the warmth of my house :)

fourwilkies said...

Good for you! Hope you get warmed up now!

Aimee said...

That is so awesome! It looks absolutely beautiful there!

this free bird said...

okay stop. -42?? i would have lasted one second and 6 milliseconds. hell.no.

it does look beautiful though!

Farmchick said...

Whew! Looks like a great activity but the cold!!!!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

You are a brave, brave woman. That is way too cold for me to venture out!

sage said...

Love it! Wish I could have gone with you. The snow here, after freezing rain, isn't very good and is melting fast. Do you use waxed or waxless skis?

Deb said...

I bow to you....you are a tough cookie....

Randy said...

I want to go!!!!!

Miz.November said...

Sometimes fresh air is the only thing that will help. I understand that need to get out. Thanks for taking us along.

Jack said...

Ms. Dawn's Great Adventures. I like the way your posts are so often whole stories.

spindrift,me said...

Oh, I love this post! Love the spirit, love the ability, love the daring (my fingers **would** fall off, or my camera would get smushed during a spectacular me-crash), love the beauty of knowing time outside will heal.... and your photos are spectacular! great job!! ;o)

Liesl said...

I cannot even comprehend low temps like that! You are so,so brave for being outside in that!

darlin said...

Wow! What amazing photos and you're nuts! lol In a good way naturally. You sure wouldn't catch me out in skis in our lovely March weather (insert sarcasm here), I think that I'm getting to be too much of a city girl! lol

Rick said...

Ground control to Major Dawn ... wow, what a mission ! *Mission Impossible theme in the background*

Good thing the temperature rose to a balmy -28C by the time you set out or you might have froze out there ! ;-)

Thanks for the lovely photos from your mission - they remind me why we came to Florida for the winter !

Barbie said...

I know you are over the snow but far out that is so pretty and serene looking.

Michael Manning said...

Visiting via Carmi. Fun photos!

Allison said...

You are such an inspiration! I think of you every time I see the spring flowers appear. I think... "Kind wind... bring some over to Dawn in the arctic freeze!" :D

Lynette said...

Dawn...also known as superwoman;-D

I would just curl myself into a little ball and go into hibernation if I ever lived in such a cold place.

xx

Judy said...

Tho we don't have the cold you have, it sure looks like our area with all that snow.

Changes in the wind said...

You my dear, are amazing................

Lúcia said...

You're a brave woman! ;-)
Love the gorgeous dog!
Have a good day!

Hope said...

what a barren desert this is...
you are braver than I am Dawn. I hibernate when it's cold like this. Awesome pics!

think spring! perhaps we have to remind mother nature what month this is
:)

Out on the prairie said...

Taking a stab out when it is real cold makes me feel real good. The feeling returns to your toes and fingers while you savor the rich experience surviving in nature.

Jordanna said...

haha!!! I love how you wrote this!! The pictures are awesome - you must have a pretty rockin' cell phone! I'm impressed you got all these while skiing... I definitely would have been 100% focused on not falling down. :) Maybe I should learn how to ski :)