I couldn’t really get too excited about doing the Plewman Ridge today, so yesterday I gave a shout-out to KMC – “Desperate to hike!”
Helen shouted back – come with us to Silver Spray!
And so I hiked with some of my favourite people: Chris, Helen and Al! And what a day we had! The sky was blue and not a puff of wind. Yes, we layered up pretty thoroughly for the first bit but the minute we stepped into the sun, we began peeling off. And up we went. We gained 1106 metres over 6 kilometres – so a pretty steady up. And the trail surprised me – it kept doing what I didn’t think it would. Certainly it got pretty snowy and a touch icy. I put on my mini-spikes for part of the hike. But the larches were gold against the backdrop of white and imposing granite peaks.
And then there we were at the cabin! What a setting! We would have continued to the ridge but were also concerned about freeze and thaw conditions so wisely headed back and arrived back at the trailhead about 6.5 hours after setting out.
Silver Spray is a gorgeous destination and it feels like a wonderful completion after Nicky and I were unable to do it on our first attempt. Just wish she could have been with us.
The company was awesome and I was in my place of bliss. Still am. It feels like it’s going to last for quite a while.
Talking with my friends today – telling them how blessed I am and how grateful I am for my life. Feeling magical in a place full of magic.