Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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To me there is nothing more beautiful than a snowy woods just after a fresh snowfall.  This Tuesday’s picture also has another favorite subject of mine right through the center of the photo: a newly broken cross-country ski trail.  This picture was taken last year in suburban Barrington, Illinois at Deer Grove Forest Preserve.

Deer Grove Forest Preserve

Snowy woods at Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Barrington, Illinois

This picture is in honor of the snow storm that has hit Chicago today.  We received more than 6 inches of new snow, so tomorrow will be a great time to hit the woods and see the magic that snow adds to a forest.

Every time I see a woods weighed down with snow it reminds me of the great poem by Robert Frost: Stopping by a woods on a snowy evening.  Every school child has at one time had to read or recited the famous beginning verse:  “Whose woods these are I think I know.”

It would be nice to spend the whole day tomorrow skiing in the woods as “the woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.”


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