I finally took the plunge and got a pair of hiking boots, and have started the breaking-in process. After a couple of warm days, there were some very icy spots on the trail! I met a ton of people out enjoying the afternoon, most of them with dogs, but there was plenty of time where I was the only person in sight.
Tomorrow it’s supposed to snow again. Can’t complain too much, after two winters that didn’t even deserve the name.