Snow Walker

Snow Walker | Wenatchee, WA | January 2020

A slip and fall on a snowy sidewalk can dramatically change your life. Sometimes you bounce upright with only a bruised ego. Sometimes you bounce and can’t get up. Not good. So here are three things to remember while trudging in snow: 1) Exiting your house, the soles of your shoes are 70 degrees; they’ll melt snow to produce a slick, wet film for your first 50 steps, 2) Sleet probably fell before any of that beautiful white powder, so always check for an underlying sheet of ice, and 3) Walking in a snowy wonderland is likely your most magical moment of the day; relish it, but reserve one-tenth of your awareness for safety. As all you wizards know, magic has its hazards.