Sunday, December 16, 2007
Notch Excursion in a storm.
2:00 pm. For those of you who do not live in Amherst, The Notch is a bump of a mountain on the Southern most part of Amherst. We started out at Atkins Fruit Bowl, a local institution that normally does so much business on a Sunday that they have to hire a police officer to direct traffic. I don't even want to think about how much money they lost today being closed during the Christmas shopping season.
We made it to the top in about a half-hour using lightweight snowshoes and cross country ski poles.
Then we took a sharp left off the old logging road and entered the woods.
The Woodpeckers abandoned their Totem Pole.
A river runs thru it (more like a stream.)
My lovely wife leading the way.
And we didn't get lost, didn't have to call 911. Finished around 3:30. Way more fun than, ugh, shoveling snow.