|Yes it does look like I use only one pole here, but I always use two. I think I'm up to around 5 lbs of camera gear per trip now between the body and lens, telephoto lens, tripod and assortment of filters. Good thing my dog can carry several lbs in her pack. There actually are dog tracks to the left of my tracks here, but I cloned them out as I liked the single snowshoe track better.
Our winter this year has been pretty good and we should be doing winter hikes and camping well into May.
On the other hand here at sea level where I live, the first flowers of the year, snowdrops, are starting to bloom. We do have alot of variety witihn close range!