Trail’ology: “It’s hard to get motivated to hike in the winter” + winter hiking tips

Last Wednesday I did not feel like hiking. Between the cold weather, a teething baby, and fighting to put layers of clothing  on our kids I had to dig deep to find the motivation to take my kids up to Happy Jack for a little snowshoeing. It wasn't any better when we got to the trailhead. Our 2-year-old was in tears when a gust of wind smacked him in the face and our baby was just well...angry. But, I strapped on my snowshoes anyway. I couldn't coax the toddler into his so I gave up and we left the barren…