So I've been working on a huge (3000 piece) jigsaw puzzle. I did it once 10 or 15 years ago and then put it away. It seemed like a good idea to try it again. When I started, I had pieces on chairs and in boxes, on a folding table and on my big table. I figured it would take a while to get done. But once I got going it went faster and faster and I finished it this morning. Except there's a piece missing!!! I am usually pretty careful about that sort of thing so was really surprised that I put it away with a piece gone. But it kept me entertained for a few weeks so it's all good. Start of the jigsaw puzzle. Halfway done. 2999/3000 done.
snowhoe1:36:10 2.79 mi (34:28 / mi) +108m30:47 / mi ahr:114 max:137
A second round last night and 2 more today plus digging out my car. And then decided shoveling my neighbor's sidewalk was more appealing than hiking in the Wissahickon. I'm sure it's beautiful down there but it wasn't what I wanted to do so I didn't.
An unusual storm for here - it was snowing very lightly but for a very long time. It usually comes down hard when there's a big storm. I"m not sure what the official total is but it's probably just under a foot. It's warm enough - right around freezing - that the bottom of the snow was very wet and heavy.
hiking57:29 2.98 mi (19:17 / mi) +118m17:10 / mi ahr:107 max:133
A really pleasant hike around thee meadow loop in the first flurries of what is supposed to be a major storm. I had initially thought to do a strength workout today but figured I'd get enough of that shoveling snow in the next day or two. There were a surprisingly large number of people on the trails - guess everyone was thinking to get in their walks before the snow started in earnest.
I never noticed before - or if I have I've forgotten that I've noticed - that with a light dusting of snow all the trails really stand out. There were a whole bunch of side trails that I never paid attention to before but now I'm curious as to where they go, if anywhere.