As Manitobans who live in the extreme climate of the prairies, we often like to say how awful our winters are (and it can be hard to not complain, because let's face it - they can drain our spirits when they end up being long and relentlessly cold...). But our winters actually offer us something really unique. If we step outside (with lot of proper layers on, and back up layers stuffed into our packs), there's a ton of fun things to do!
The Backcountry Women community did not hide inside all winter long - instead we decided to thrive. We proved just how fun winter can be!
We got out there on snowshoes -
And skiis -
And fat bikes (looking like ninjas since this day was particularly cold) -
We climbed ice on a crisp evening with smiles and cheers -
We roasted marshmallows and made smores from chocolate that quickly froze on us -
We totally embraced what our awesome province can offer us, and I'm so glad we did it together! This community of women amazes me and proves just how awesome Manitoban outdoors women really are.