The team ready to snowshoe Truckee-Donner State Park on New Year’s Eve 2012! Note my new mittens – the rainbow hued “After the Rain” mittens knitted by my mother Mary O’Shea and given to me for Christmas. Did you know she’s a published designer? You can find the pattern on Knitty and read more about her patterns, projects, and plants at Tullymongan Farm.
It was a crisp 20s day with squeaky snow and gorgeous views as we scraped across the trails in our rented snowshoes before heading back to the cabin for charades, champagne, and guacamole to celebrate the coming of 2013 (heralded with a group wolf howl at the moon and stars at 12:00 AM).