Posted by: Bonnie & Hans | March 20, 2010

Marking Equinox

This post is dedicated to our hiking friends. To celebrate equinox today, we snowshoed up Blueberry Hill. (To refresh your memory from middle school science, equinox happens twice a year when the Earth’s axis doesn’t tilt one way or another in relationship to the sun. It’s directly aligned with the Equator. That means 12 hours of daylight.) The weather was perfect; about 10 degrees, slightly overcast. We took off at 9:00 this morning, walking out toward the airport and strapping on the snowshoes when the trail started uphill through the trees.

Up to Blueberry Hill

No need for the fur hat or the fleece vest on the way up, but out of the trees was colder.

Out of the trees

Final push to the summit

It was windy up on top, just like Matthew said it would be.

Arm's length shot

Hans thought the title of this post should be “Thrills on Blueberry Hill”, but Bonnie read the lyrics and said, “Yeah, well, that couple split up!”

A bird's-eye view of Blueberry Hill



  1. Glad to see you’re making good use of your cloth sandwich bags. It was fun to see them (and you) on the top of Blueberry Hill. I’m impressed; it looked like a pretty good trek.

  2. I was with you until you said “It’s directly aligned with the Equator.” Is there some time when you think the axis is not aligned with the equator?
    But still, a great way to spend the 12 hours!

  3. Does everyone have snowshoes there? I just bought some snowshoes but haven’t used them much yet. Maybe I’ll just have to go hike Blueberry Hill 🙂

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