This is my friend and paddler, Gabrielle, a.k.a. Trailmom, cutting an edge as she passes under the bridge over Clinton Lake, Illinois, autumn 2009. I look forward to more paddles with her in 2010. She has an adventurous spirit, always up for any good paddle, or hike, or anything outdoorsy. I enjoy paddling and spending time with Gay, and all my fellow paddlers that are hibernating this winter.