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On The Mark: It's best to just embrace deep winter head on


February 12, 2021

Ann Markusen

June Collman is all frosted up on a morning walk Tuesday in frigid weather.

We're in a deep freeze. It's beautiful: a bit windy, but gloriously sunny with ample snow. Yet not snowbound. This stretch is a skier, skater and morning walker's heaven.

Walking this Tuesday morning with my neighbor and long-time walking partner June Collman, we compared notes on preparation. Suiting up is a process. Thick handknit wool socks, woven legwarmers, two pairs of long johns, snow pants. Bog boots or hiking boots. A thick pair of mittens covered by mitts, and a third inner layer of gloves in case I have to take a photo, answer my phone or make some outwear adjustments. Four layer...

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