Happy New Year – Happy Snow and Mountains


It should come as no surprise that today’s post is filled with photos – what else can I do when I go snowshoeing in the mountains and the sun is shining and every view takes my breath away.

Generally, I have simply snowshoed around the Helen McKenzie and Battleship Lake areas. This time we decided to go up Mount Elma – I wanted to do this last year but didnt’ know the way. Happily, Lorne was with us and he had the GPS tracks.

Up we went – and yes, I say “up” advisedly. What I didn’t expect was a broad, wide ridge with views in all directions. What none of knew (except Lorne) was that at the far side the view opened up to include the entire Forbidden Plateau. Words cannot describe. We were all overwhelmed. And there we sat, basking in the warm sunshine, eating lunch, and generously sharing it with the ravenous and sassy whiskey jacks.

Coming back down provided a whole other form of entertainment. While some of us just motored on down, others, who were not quite as adept with snowshoes, slid, tumbled, fell and generally got quite silly. I think a snowball fight was mixed in with the silliness.

Later, to keep up with the spirit of the thing, we made snow angels on frozen Battleship Lake.

A good way to ring in the New Year? I can unequivocally say that this has been my favourite Jan 1 of all time. If this is a harbinger of a year to come, bring it on!P1030316 P1030318 P1030328 P1030331 P1030332 P1030335 P1030336 P1030342 P1030343 P1030344

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Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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