Snowshoeing And… Part 2.

Well, we left off last time with me saying “suddenly”.  And now we find out what happened to me at that point.

Continuing our snowshoeing adventure…

I walked over the edge of the rock.  And there I was, laying in the snow.  I discovered that when walking forward while it is snowing heavily it is best to look forward.  I was looking back over my shoulder at that wolf.  Which at that point was about 50 or 60 feet behind me.  Anyway, I went down about 6 feet.  Which really wasn’t so bad.  And I landed in nice soft snow.  On my side.  That was okay.  Except the snow was about 4 feet (120cm) deep.  Therefore, I ended up completely covered with snow.  Which kind of put me in a mild panic to get rid of the snow around my head at least.  Now, there was a couple of problems.  First, the snow was deep and soft, which makes it hard to get up.

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” common redpoll”

Second was 2 large rocks right beside my legs.  Even though there was snow on top of those rocks, it still would not have been nice to land on them. However, there was a space between the rocks, just big enough for my leg and foot.  And my foot was stuck.  Probably wouldn’t have been a problem except for the snowshoe, which was wedged in there too.  Sigh.  My leg was sideways, so I couldn’t bend it at all.  And since the snow was so soft, I couldn’t push myself up too easily.  And then there is the wolf.  He was not far behind.  I could just imagine that huge head of his staring at me over the edge of the rock.  Okay, not a fun thought.

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female “pine grosbeak”

I decided to remove my other snowshoe.  Now I had something a bit more solid to lean on so I could sit up a bit.  But my other foot was not moving.  Hmm, good thing my joints don’t mind going in two directions.  Otherwise my ankle would likely be broken.  Then I spotted the wolf.  Still about the same distance away but over to my left now.  Hmm, somehow I don’t think that’s the same one.  A few minutes later the big fella joined the other one.  Great, now there is two of them.  Now, if circumstances were a bit different that would have been a wonderful sight.  And a great photo.  However, at the moment I wasn’t too thrilled about the sight.

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Male “pine grosbeak”

Nor was I too thrilled about the present circumstances with me stuck in between these two large rocks and almost completely buried in the snow.  All the time being watched by these 2 wolves.  That kind of put me in an awkward position.  And…

To be continued.

Steve and Muffin. (her eyes getting wider all the time)

© 2020 Steve McLeod.

 

28 Comments on “Snowshoeing And… Part 2.

    • Last part comes out today. That’s a pine grosbeak, the male. It’s a fairly large bird. The one just before it is the female. With a little patience they can become very friendly. I have had them eat from my hand.
      Thanks for reading Alessia, glad you enjoyed it!

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