Sunday afternoon I went down to a certain area of the Sheyenne National Grasslands to do a little snowshoeing and see if there were any birds around. During the drive I happened to notice something I rarely, if ever, see. It was a person walking. But not just walking in town or down the street or even down the road. No, this guy was walking across a rural field. No skis, no shoeshoes, just plodding along on foot.
Normally this would be cause for concern and prompt a call to authorities. This behavior, after all, risks death from exposure or hypothermia and is usually associated with a hefty intake of alcohol. But the temps were in the 20s, the sun was shining, and he was making to the southeast with a purpose not apparent in persons of need. No, this guy was enjoying himself.
I don’t mind a workout nor walking in the snow. But without snowshoes or skis in this deep snow, this is utter drudgery. I applaud his drive whoever he is.