The first stretch of the hike was beautiful, it had everything walking through a winter
wonderland should have; cool brisk air, lacy hemlock boughs dusted with snow and the twittering of birds like chickadees and titmice. The footing was a tad bit slick but our footwear was up for the challenge until I led us into the marsh.
We eventually made it through sinking in the mire and splashing through the creek. I’m sure not everyone got their feet wet but I sure did, Gor-Tex boots and all.