Well the only bummer about not being home over thanksgiving was that I missed tree cutting!!! (I really didn't miss hanging up mom's lights though.) So I decided to go cut my own.
Last Saturday Matt and I went up above Mancos to find a tree. I have been up several times during the summer to take the quads out. It a pretty cool area. Before even entering the forest, I was meet with a surprise... A GATE! I guess they close the gate before you even get to the forest line, I thought I would be able to go 5-6 miles into the forest. So we decided to try to follow the snowmobiles that were unloading when we showed up. Lets just say... Kate didn't make it too far up the road. I guess I wasn't planning on the 2-1/2' to 3' of snow. So we walked about 3/4 of a mile up the road on the snowmobiles tracks before we decided it was a lost cause.
So I had to go east of town on Monday to get a tree. It was still a fun morning in the snow.