On January 6, 2018 I was heading to a “Best Hand” event put on by our Panhandle Nordic Ski and Snowshoe club. The idea would to be to collect cards at different points and the best hands would get the best prizes. It was an annual fundraiser.
But I only got about 25 feet from my car.
See how stupid I was in this video and how you can prevent something like this happening to you.
As of this date (Feb 7) I still have 13 more days until the x-rays and consultation to see if I can start putting weight on my foot. (Never thought I would look forward to x-rays and a doctor visit). Right now it is toe touch weight with a walker. I can tell the bone is not mended yet – but it takes at least 6 weeks for a broken bone to mend.
I wonder what the 4 long pins will do to airport security.
I had Yaktrax in my pack on my back, snowshoes in my hand. The crazy reason I didn’t put them on is that the middle of the roadway was bare and I didn’t want to ruin the Yaktrax (worth $20.00) STUPID. But a car came along and I moved to the side. Wham on hard ice.
These were in the pack on my back (not on the boots)
These were in my car.
These were home. They are for more serious ice and packed snow hiking.
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