By QMI Agency
Since we get so much winter weather in Alberta, you may as well embrace it.
And one great way to do this is by heading out in your RV to discover the great wintry outdoors.
Even if there is a chill in the air, time outside connecting with nature can lower stress levels, revive the spirits and add to the enchantment of the season.
Even if winter camping isn't in your plans, there are plenty of outdoor recreational activities to do around Alberta that would be enhanced with the use of an RV.
They make a great place to warm up or enjoy meals between activities including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, skating, sledding, birding and much more.
Many RVs have specially designed storage areas for snowmobiles and other toys.
And for those who long for wilderness, better insulation and heating systems designed to withstand the harshness of Canadian winters mean many RVs are up to four-season camping trips.
Winter RVing can offer you some of the quietest, most peaceful moments of the year.
A bed of freshly fallen snow may look smooth and uniform, but it actually consists mainly of air pockets in between the flakes.
The air inside lets sound travel throughout the bed of snow, so where hard ground would reflect these sound waves, the snow absorbs them. This is why the volume gets turned down in a snowbound setting.
You'll notice as you walk in the snow, the sound from each step is muffled, because a reduced por tion of the sound waves make it through the snowflakes and air pockets to arrive at your ears.
If you keep stepping in the same place, your steps will get louder, because as you compact the loose snow, you eliminate the sound-capturing pores of air inside.
The next time the air is filled with snowflakes, listen carefully and wait for the silence to embrace you.
It could be your most memorable experience of the season.
This story was posted on Mon, March 5, 2012
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