Every few years we get a big snow event on or around one of Joe's workdays. What to do? If the parking lot is cleared (thank you, FPCC Maintenance crew) then it's easy - we go.
Three sleds loaded with equipment, three sled-pullers breaking trail for the rest of the team. It was a somewhat arduous walk to the work site, and it was sometimes challenging hauling through the snow, but it didn't stop us from burning three large piles within a shout of the multi-use trail. Our thanks to Lucy from Brookfield Woods, first-time Palos volunteer.
Much of my time in the past week was spent trekking around the Swallow Cliff/McClaughrey Springs area, my favorite of all our preserves and the closest to home. Snowshoes, X-C skis, plain old hiking boots, all brought bliss to my snow-loving soul. Most of the pictures below came from those treks.