Appalachian Snow Day

Article & Photos by Allie Bynum

Over the weekend, the Appalachian Mountains finally got enough snow to act a fool in!  A few days earlier, we received five packages from Burley Design.  We woke up Saturday morning to a frosty delight of about 5 inches of powdery fluff.  Collin and I, excited-like Christmas morning parents, packed up the dogs and baby and headed up to Roan Mountain where the snow was sent straight from the heavens above! 

Our first time using Olin’s new Burley trailer was a grand success!  Collin safely hooked up the We! Ski Kit in no time, as I zipped Olin’s snowsuit up and got the pups ready.  The harness was super comfy to wear, as we pulled Olin up Roan Mountain  to 5,826 feet of elevation.

I told Collin that we have discovered a new winter sport:  Babypacking!  Pulling Olin through the snowy woods up the Appalachian Trail to the top of the bald was a blast!  The skis that attach under the trailer made it a nearly effortless endeavor!  The trailer smoothly glides over snow-packed logs, around thick drift corners, and up steep snowy inclines.  The dogs loved it too, as they trailed behind!

We took a few side trips to bust out the snurfer, and man it was lit!  We are really digging this whole parenthood thing, especially with outdoor kid-built gear like Burley Design’s We! Ski Kit!  Dude, we may have had more fun than Olin.  The truth is, the whole fam had a blast on this snow day!

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