It is sill possible to see the bricks in the walkway up to the cabin, but they are covered with a thin sheen of ice. From the looks of the forecast, the ice will be there for a while. This isn't the first time it has happened. When it does, it would take ice climbing crampons to safely navigate the path.
Our solution is to find a new path, and we do. This morning you can see the tracks branching out into the ice covered snow that surrounds our familiar root. Regardless of the ice we find on our path, we can still get where we are going, we just find a new way to get there.
The ice will melt. New snow will come. It will get warmer. All this is coming. But for today, we find new routs, that create new possibilities.