The day turned out not at all as expected – in fact, ever so much better than expected.
We tossed around at least a Plan A, B and C for hiking and ended up with D – Dennis Basin, hoping to get up to the ridge.
It was a delightful morning. Snow started pretty much at the parking lot and got deeper the higher we went – but not cold at all! Of course, we were on the north side – so the snow got deeper.
When we hit the saddle we started up the left hand ridge. I thought we could get to the top but the others nixed the idea so down we went. Safety first, right?
And then, partway down, Tammy had the brilliant idea of ducking across and up to see if we could find the lake we had spotted from the right-hand ridge last fall. And boom! There it was. Way cool.
As far as I was concerned, that was the cherry on top of an already super morning cake (worst metaphor ever!). And then Tammy had yet another genius idea! She’s spotted a trail past the Wilson Creek Road to the falls a couple of years previously. How about investigating?
Sure, we said. We took a couple of false trails and then – OMG – a sign for the trail! Who would have thought? We followed it and then took another likely trail and suddenly we were on top of the falls.
Thrilled to bits!
We followed the trail, got down to the creek, got photos of the amazing colours and just generally had a super time.
I think we were all pretty much in agreement that the day was a terrific hodgepodge. Loved it! And with a stretch of great weather on the horizon – more to come!