Last month we posted a feature on “A day in Southport,” situated at the very bottom of Fairfield County. Therefore, to keep things balanced, we decided to spend “A day in Sherman,” at the tipety top of Fairfield County. Having been inspired by our post on Sportsmen’s and feeling like an active day in nature, we decided to #getoutside.
Lora knew of a great hike in Sherman’s Herrick Trail Preserve that ends with a really great view from the “Housatonic Lookout.” A 1.25 mile, moderately flat trail in the snowy woods, this would classify as a “Fitness” post! Read on!
We came equipped…
When we dreamed up this feature about a month ago, we hadn’t factored for snow (silly, it is February after all). No problem; we decided it was time Lora tried out snowshoeing, so we stopped in at Sportsmen’s to rent some for the day! Please note the trunk of the car and see how we completely over-pack for everything we do. We are pretty much prepared for any fashion situation that may arise.
Snow bunny Lora
Pondering important things…
We could either follow the green arrows, or the 3-foot wide snow-packed trail. Pretty impossible to get lost, which is exactly the kind of hiking we like.
As it turned out, snowshoeing in snow which was about 2 weeks old with a crispy topping was really noisy! Throw into the mix ear-muffs, and walking single file…there was a lot of, “What did you say?”…and, “Oh yeah, hamstrings,” when Lora was not talking about hamstrings at all. Which just meant for lots of stops, and not because we were winded. Snowshoeing is such a calorie torcher – up to 600 an hour (so we read online).
While pondering the intensity of the workout, we also pondered, and in fact Googled, “Why are our noses running so much?”…to get the answer to that question, click here.
After a spectacular moment when we startled an owl (can’t imagine why, we were SO quiet) and it soared above our heads through the trees…we had another spectacular moment when we rounded the corner and there was the view! The Housatonic River with a view overlooking Litchfield County.
Really nice light. February light.
I didn’t disclose to Lora that my jacket had a secret inside heating system (best idea ever)…but she caught me plugging in my battery at the beginning of the walk. Busted.
And because why not, here are a couple of cute Wooden Ships sweaters being worn on the streets of Sherman. #ShermanStreetStyle
Wooden Ships Ciao V-Neck
Wooden Ships Star Crewneck
Post sponsored by Wooden Ships
Words: Bev/Photos: Lora