Today, I had my first real winter hike! Never have I journeyed though wilderness in such low temperatures or surrounded by so much snow! Winter has always been a backyard season for me, so getting to explore the spectacular Tatras on the first occasion was a wonderful treat!

I went with the other three exchange students who live in Poprad, as well as a former exchange who was in Canada last year and her two friends from Germany who are in the middle of a long tour of Europe, lasting from September to next May!