On Saturday morning I got up early to join a buddy on a man-hike in the mountains. I packed some light snacks, and even my new flint! I had no idea it would be so cold, or I would have busted out my long-johns! We took a taxi, then a horse-cart, and then hiked around the slopes - in the snow! This past week has been exceptionally cold, so the higher elevations got some whiteness. It was amazing. There were icicles all over the trees & rocks, and a blanket of white on the ground.

We hiked to this waterfall, and eventually up and behind it - onto the mountain top. It was much warmer at the peak, and out of the shade. It turned out to be a beautiful hike and good bonding time with a friend (and a reminder that winter is coming soon here)!!