Sunday, December 21, 2008

Amethyst Brook in a storm

1:30 PM
So there’s nothing like an hour-and-a-half -hike on snowshoes in the middle of a storm to clear out the cobwebs.
One of many bridges over the brook

With sharp teeth in front snowshoes allowing for easier climbing than with cross country skies.

A large meadow enclosed by forest

Ancient abandoned autos in the middle of nowhere

Downhill is also easier with snowshoes (at least to this non-skier)

One last bridge to cross

6 comments:

O'Reilly said...

What a great way to enjoy this weather. Thanks for sharing all the great photos.

Tony said...

Nice, Larry. I've been contemplating getting some snowshoes myself. Looks like they work..!

Anonymous said...

Glad to have you back, and what a wonderful way to get here.

Until later..............

Ed said...

The other side of UMass is this...

If there was not a UMass, if there weren't tens of thousands of students willing to pack themselves into substandard and overpriced rental housing in Amherst, then you would not be able to have this, either.

How can Amherst afford to have this open space for public use? Not how was it "preserved" but how can Amherst afford not to have developed it into tax-paying houselots. Simple - the apartment complexes and DH Jones and countless other landlords pay an incredible (cumulative) property tax bill that balances things out.

Without the UM students, Amherst couldn't afford both the level of services it offers and this open space...

Anonymous said...

Don't you ever give it a rest?

Mary E.Carey said...

Great woodsy feeling, Larry.