Today, I was supposed to meet my carpool guy at (I thought) Playmore Junction). I can only assume he thought it was somewhere else. I waited almost 15 minutes and decided on Plan B. Instead of hiking in fall colours near Trail, I drove to Strawberry Pass and hiked a good portion of the Seven Summits Trail. My GPS says I did about 17K and about 700 metres elevation in 5 hrs and 15 minutes.
What my GPS did not say was that it was about minus 3 or 4 at the pass and got progressively colder as I gained elevation. I had lunch at about 2200 metres – and yes, I had it standing up and very, very quickly. My fingers were frozen. The wind was cold. Lots of snow on the ground and ice on the trees.
Hiking alone was good for my soul – you know, things often turn out the way they are meant to.
I thought a lot about ideas for stories (as if I needed even more ideas that I am in position to write down!)
It was all quite lovely – also lovely to meet two fellow KMCers on the way back – two of my favourites!