On December 28, 2013, my birthday, I joined in with the Friends of Rib Mountain State Park for a day-time snowshoe hike. I love this park and the big hill that it gives a name to. I’ve hiked its trails many times. What a beautiful day it was. The trees were frosted in a way that nature provides Rib Mountain with its own Christmas decorations. It speaks to me. It calls me to come out and help show off the beauty. My D-80 is almost always in tow on these hikes. I stop the camera down to ISO 100, use shutter priority and exposure compensation and hold on still since I was not carrying a tripod-pod or even a monopod.