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path to the snowmobile trail

The snow's between two and three feet high on the ground, which means it's not easy to walk through without snow pants, which means you're confined to roads. I like walking on the snowmobile trails, but it's a matter of getting there ...

So I shoveled a path--the path I'd normally take--from my neighborhood road to the snowmobile trail.

It is a thing of beauty! Behold, its entrance:

first shot

Unfortunately, the snow plow, in widening the road, knocked snow into it...

snowplow damage

But I brought my shovel as well as my camera. There. That's better!

clear now



Through the woods...

woods 2

More woods ....

woods 3

heading toward the retention pond...

retention pond

(tangentially, a view across the retention pond)

retention pond view

At last, it meets the snowmobile trail, which looks like a regular highway by comparison:

snowmobile trail

snowmobile view

And now I can walk in the woods without snow pants, AND I can walk into town along the snowmobile path.


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shewhomust
Feb. 19th, 2015 04:59 pm (UTC)
That is some heroic shovelling!
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
It's like swimming--it takes a long longer to go any distance than you think it will :-P
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asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
:D I am mightily pleased--so pleased, I had to show it off.
queenoftheskies
Feb. 19th, 2015 05:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a LOT of snow!
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:56 pm (UTC)
And it can't hold a candle to what they have in Boston!
cucumberseed
Feb. 19th, 2015 06:02 pm (UTC)
A mighty and worthwhile effort.
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:04 pm (UTC)
LOOK UPON MY GREAT WORKS, WORLD! I AM OZYMANDIAS!
khiemtran
Feb. 19th, 2015 06:37 pm (UTC)
Freedom at last!
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
I shall *skip* along it to the snowmobile trail.
lizziebelle
Feb. 19th, 2015 07:09 pm (UTC)
How ambitious of you!
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
YES. ALL THE AMBITION!
cmcmck
Feb. 19th, 2015 07:10 pm (UTC)
Well, that'll certainly keep you fit! :o)
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping. That, or I'll have a heart attack.
pameladean
Feb. 19th, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
Wow! How far is it, do you know? That is really impressive even if it were just the length of a driveway, but it looks considerably longer than that. Well, than an urban driveway, as a rule. I've seen pretty long driveways, usually very steep and winding ones. Anyway.

P.
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
To my great disappointment, it's only about a tenth of a mile. It felt like half a mile!
egg_shell
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
Yay for the snowmobiles! And yay for you to connect to them. That is a lot of shoveling.
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:58 pm (UTC)
Definitely yay for the snowmobiles! They make those woodland trails walkable!
mnfaure
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
Now THAT is a workout...that leads to another workout. :P
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
Believe me, I need the exercise!
ericmarin
Feb. 19th, 2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
Well shoveled!

Walking the snow road
beneath the winter sun--
quiet steps, calm smile.
asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
thank you for this haiku!

ericmarin
Feb. 19th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! :-)
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asakiyume
Feb. 20th, 2015 12:10 am (UTC)
Don't I wish! But maybe if I keep it up, one day I will.
oiktirmos
Feb. 20th, 2015 02:41 am (UTC)
John Henry vs. Steam Hammer.

Asakiyume vs. MassDOT snowplow.
asakiyume
Feb. 21st, 2015 04:26 pm (UTC)
YES. Now let me just NOT have a heart attack :-P
stormdog
Feb. 20th, 2015 03:39 am (UTC)
Even though it feels kind of magical, to carve out a little trail through that sea of soft white after a snowfall, I have to admit that this is the kind of thing that makes me not want to be a home-owner.
asakiyume
Feb. 21st, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
I've always liked shoveling! I'm sure I'd feel differently if I was a ditch digger or something, but even when we lived in apartments, my husband and I enjoyed shoveling out not only our car, but other cars, all neat and tidy.
heliopausa
Feb. 20th, 2015 05:20 am (UTC)
That is VERY impressive! Both in terms of the snow that is there, and the snow that isn't where it was! :)
asakiyume
Feb. 21st, 2015 04:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you my dear ^_^

I'm fluffed up with satisfaction.
amaebi
Feb. 20th, 2015 11:36 am (UTC)
That is some impressive path! How are your back, thighs, and hands?
asakiyume
Feb. 21st, 2015 04:28 pm (UTC)
I took some ibuprofen afterward--feeling no pain! (Or, no pain other than the aches and pains I usually feel :-P)
amaebi
Feb. 21st, 2015 04:32 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you took your time and your Ibuprophen.
bondo_ba
Feb. 20th, 2015 02:20 pm (UTC)
Your pics make me actually miss large piles of snow. I assume this would last for all of a week if I had to deal with said piles, but still...
asakiyume
Feb. 21st, 2015 04:29 pm (UTC)
It's not so bad, but yeah, maybe a bit wearing!
genarti
Feb. 20th, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)
Excellently valiant trailblazing!
asakiyume
Feb. 21st, 2015 04:30 pm (UTC)
:D

I am bursting with pride!
c_maxx
Feb. 21st, 2015 01:16 am (UTC)
You didn't shovel ALL the way to the sb trail did you??

Mega-trailblazing!

We're all hanging in, but have all had a bug, for two weeks we did nothing but sleep and, barely, school homework.
asakiyume
Feb. 21st, 2015 04:34 pm (UTC)
I did! When I plotted it on Google Maps, it came out to just short of a tenth of a mile, though, so it wasn't quite the epic feat I thought it was.

I'm sorry to hear about the bug! When kids are young it's one thing and the next--hope everyone picks up soon.
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