It was 77 degrees (F) here yesterday afternoon. As pleasant as that weather was, it had the unfortunate effect of making us complacent as we started our morning walk today.
As Superdawg and I set out, conditions were overcast, but still balmy. However, as we reached the mid-point of our walk and started back home, a light mist turned to steady drizzle. And then we felt the cold front that had brought snow and ice to parts of the Midwest and Upper South starting to sweep into our neighborhood.
My lesson learned: Even when starting in fairly warm weather, take at least a light jacket, perhaps in a backpack with a protein-rich snack and a bottle of water, when doing a wintertime hike.
© Robert G. Holland 2013