January 19, 2009

No Hibernating in Wayne, Maine

This past weekend I headed down east to Wayne, ME, which is about 2 1/2 hours from home, to visit some family friends to "re-TREAT" and renew. I packed my Atlas Elektra snow shoes, Vasque Velocities, and my cross-country skis but ended up going for a hilly power walk instead in the negative 4 degree morning! The hike up Morrison Heights granted amazing views of frozen lakes drawn upon by snow mobile tracks, ice-fishing huts and deer tracks.
A Sunday snow storm delivered about 14 inches of the white fluffy stuff and I was gladly snowed in—a happy camper— in the only red house in town! Other highlights, in addition to warm company (S & Z), were the Wayne General Store's white ricotta pizza, friendly waving locals and pets, Stella & Nicholas.
(My sketch of Stella is to the left.)


Dan said...

Hey Em, welcome to the blogosphere! Sounds like you had a fun and relaxing retreat in snowy Maine but -4 degrees? Yikes! I'm looking forward to reading more from your perspective. You have a very optimistic, carefree and joyful personality that I truely admire. I always smile when I'm around you. Stay warm!

Running and living said...

Hi E. aka Trail Pixie,
This is Ana-Maria, we met at the Fells Trail race in November. Welcome to blogville! Looking forward to reading more.