Today – Mount Crowe. Simon, being the amazing man he is, got up early and dropped me off at the junction, where I rode with Ben to the trailhead. There were six of us – a club trip – heading up through dicey weather. That said, it was perfect. We didn’t meet anyone all day. We snowshoed up on our old track to the cabin, had a quick snack and climbed to the top. We may not have had the far views, but we did have a winter wonderland – and it was breath-taking!
Then, after fully exploring the top ridge, we headed down the far side – down and down and down. And this was fun because the snow was deep (crazy deep) and we just went straight, skiing and sliding and some people taking occasional spills – which were, of course, great fun – except for that one where I got snow down my pants…
Then on to Bear Hollow Cabin for lunch and then off again. Going back up several hundred metres was quite an event. As I mentioned, the snow was deep – and we had to break a trail. Wow! We rotated through with the breaking – still hard. Paz’s snowshoe broke completely. Luckily, I carry gear ties and we were able to fix it so that she could keep going.
And then, slightly more than 6 hours after setting out, we were back at the trailhead. It was hard work – but so rewarding. And besides, my body always feels better after hard work, chocolate and a bubble bath. What I’m saying is, a great day!