Mount Lepsoe

It was one of those perfect days! We got up before 6 and were on the trail at 9 with some of our very favourite KMC members – and that made for a day that was 100 percent fun. Oh sure, there was some work involved – 11 K in 6 hours and almost 800 vertical metres. But what fun!

We thought we weren’t going to get that sensational snow that is so prevalent in the sub alpine. Oh my gosh – we got it big time!

We headed up the Seven Summits trail to Sunspot Cabin where we stopped for a snack. Then on and on and finally breaking trail to Lepsoe Ridge – and breaking more trail to the top. No – no views. We started sunny but up there we were quite literally in a cloud. But who needs far views when you have a winter wonderland all around you – pure magic!

And then the real fun began. Ben had mapped out a route straight down the ridge. And down we went. Heck – I’m not sure of the angle but it really couldn’t have been all that far off 90 degrees. (a bit – ahem, a lot – of exaggeration)

We fell; we bum slid; Simon did face plants; we all giggled and laughed. Where are we going? we asked Ben a few times. Straight down! he said.

Good enough – straight down we went – and then at about 2 p.m., a late lunch at Sunspot. Nice that three other snowshoers were already there and had fed wood into the stove – we had a cozy cabin.

And then hoofed it back. Simon and I found a super fast route back to the car – got us back in half the time it would normally have taken.

Wonderful, wonderful day! Filled with beauty, magic and the best of company. And shared with my love.

About goodyniosi

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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2 Responses to Mount Lepsoe

  1. Looks like the snowshoe ended up being a great day. Did you enjoy that wine post hike?

  2. goodyniosi says:

    yes – as a matter of fact we did! 🙂

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