Temperatures in the single digits on either side of zero didn’t stop four brave souls, two of them new to snowshoeing, from venturing out into the woods. Our “Easy” hike on the Nebraska Notch Trail became “Difficult” when we decided to follow the Clara Bow Trail the last .4 miles to Taylor Lodge.

We enjoyed sunshine, views, cashews, and chocolate, and pondered what to do about chilly posteriors — “just like two blocks of ice!” (though no one knew of anyone who had lost them to frostbite).