(photo of Blue Ridge Mountain Guide Grant Price by Shannon McGowan)
Two BRO Staff Members Reflect on Recent Cold-Weather Adventures
BRO Digital Content Coordinator Shannon McGowan and Travel Editor Ellen Kanzinger view winter very differently. Together, can the two friends and co-workers find joy in the snow of the Virginias?
Travel Editor, Ellen Kanzinger (left) & Digital Content Coordinator, Shannon McGowan (right) cross-country ski in White Grass Ski Area in West Virginia
Ellen: Spring is almost here. Although it means I’ll suffer through another hellish allergy season, I am filled with joy at the thought of packing away my gloves and bulky jackets. Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I never leave home without wearing a minimum of two pairs of pants in the winter. In central Virginia. If I could hibernate through it, I would.
Despite knowing all this about me, Shannon was