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.
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.
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.
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)
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