For years, I have wanted to have the 'Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree' experience. Living right next to the Dixie National Forest office, we walked there and paid $10 for a permit.
With all of the storms this week, we had about 2' of fresh snow to tromp through and play in. We didn't really have a winter last year since we were in Costa Rica, so the kids really enjoyed the snow.
After quite a bit of hiking, we decided we liked this Subalpine Fir (at least, we think it is a Subalpine Fir).
Immediately on entering the forest, the kids jumped in and made snow angels.
Some areas were a little difficult to hike and, at points, were about 3' deep of soft fresh snow, making it a challenge to keep moving.
The results. Not exactly the picture perfect tree, but we like it.