We started our morning off with a group huddle around a map, joking they would have to trek the whole loop...and once they caught onto us and our bluff we were off to trek some Idaho pow. Exhaustion hit quickly and tiny legs didn't want to scramble further...that is until one of them got the idea that eating the snow was "energy" and all the kids quickly joined in the snow feast and what would you know they all of a sudden had "energy".
I always love hanging out with the rad group of five and six year olds because I know I'm in for ten-million questions, some absurd and humorous explanations to the world, some down to the core good laughs and an imagination I want to dive nose first into.
The beauty and adventure of snowshoeing with 15-kindergartener's is about the equivalent of herding a litter of kittens. They're adorable, they're having fun, and they are not about to let you tell them otherwise.
On a day we were supposed to get dumped on with rain, we only faced a handful of on and off again minutes of a light drizzle. It was perfect weather to be snowshoeing with some pretty amazing kids.
The day ended with a trek up a snow slope, some incredible views, a quick lunch in the snow, and then trekking back to the caravan of cars. I used to dread this school age, but now that i'm knee deep in it with my daughter, I'm loving every minute of it. There's always a laugh, a lesson and an adventure to be had.