Spent a great morning in the woods with some close friends testing our snowshoes and bindings. The snow was a foot and a half deep in some places, down about eight inches from a week ago. Spring is coming soon and we wanted to take advantage of some warmer weather (in the twenties.) We found a great place for a future winter camp, kindled a fire using flint and steel, and had something warm to drink, saw a coyote and many many deer tracks. We may snowshoe into the same place and camp overnight in the next week or so—maybe. There is nothing like going out on snowshoes in the winter when the weather cooperates. Our ancestors used snowshoes extensively in the early days of our frontier where the winters were cold and the snow deep.