So you ask, what's it look like on your early morning walk at -6°?

Generally every Thursday or Friday, the pups and I go for an adventure. It might be anything from going to a park, new or favorite place for a walk or a pet store. Two weeks ago it was too cold for an adventure. It was real easy to convince them to stay home and in bed. However, we couldn't go two weeks without an adventure and besides, it was only -6°f. So, we loaded up in the pickup and off we go.
 It was still early and the sun was still behind the mountains. Below is the Palmer Hay Flats a State Game Refuge I've written about before. It's a protected wetland now that prior to the 1964 earthquake was dry land. The ground dropped two feet and ta da, a wetland is born.
 We made it to the Eklutna Hydroelectric Project Trailrace. During the summer this is a great fishing spot, but during the winter it's pretty much only good for hiking.
 The branches were hanging low, being weighed down by a heavy hoar frost. There were only our tracks, no one else braving the weather yet. We had a light snow the last two nights.
The smaller gal pups didn't want to hike for long, so it was cut short. We'll make it back another day.
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Diane said…
At -6, here we don’t leave the house unless it is on fire
NC Sue said…
I have to agree with Diane. -6 is inhospitable in my book!
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robin andrea said…
And to think I was complaining this morning because it was +36 degrees here. We went for a walk, but -6 I would stay inside by a nice warm fire. Looks cold and beautiful there.
Felicia said…
very pretty, frosty sights to behold.
Fun60 said…
Looks beautiful but a bit too cold for walking.
carol l mckenna said…
Beautiful wintry shots especially your doggies ~ love them!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Well, you dress for -6 for sure. The nose hairs seem to notice the cold first. The pups don't mind the cold but their feet do. They won't let me putbooties on them so we go without.

Thanks for the kind comments.
Su-sieee! Mac said…
My gosh that is c-c-c-c-old! I suppose one could get used to it. An icicle forest would surely be something I'd like to see at least once.
Amanda McCusker said…
Wow, that is cold! It looks so beautiful though :)
Molly said…
I bet it was cold but it looks so pretty

You all are right, it was cold. It is something you'd have to get use to. I've been in Alaska about 35 years. I think I'm getting use to it.

Thanks everyone!