I’m pleased that Sheila had the brilliant idea to go on a snowshoe in the Retallack area today – not only did we have sunshine (and snow while the sun was shining!) but it looks like it may be the only sunshine for the next week. So we got to soak it up.
We hiked and did some creative bushwhacking for about four hours. We’d wanted to go longer but the snow was deep – let me judiciously use an adverb here – VERY deep. We rotated through breaking trail but at most we could manage five minutes each before we were utterly exhausted: it wasn’t just deep but heavy and sticky, meaning it stuck to our snowshoes, weighing each of our feet down by several pounds.
You can imagine what hard work that was, even when we weren’t out front breaking trail. Still, we made about 600 metres elevation gain. The fun part came after lunch when we were on top of an open slope with a steep drop. Of course we went straight down.
And so I felt well justified in my bubble bath when I got home.
Next decision to make: tomorrow – do I or do I not do Mount Crowe. The weather forecast is for an afternoon storm – could be bad driving anywhere in the area.