Thanks to Scott for my new fave photo of me – snowshoeing up the Whaleback.

But that was a couple of days ago – today we woke up to dark grey skies again and snow – and we did a lot of driving – to Nakusp and back. The roads were slushy, slippery, snowy, icy – every permutation.

Tomorrow morning, one way or another, I am going to drive this road and get myself to the Hitching Post and from there to Kootenay Pass to get up Wolf Peak. It should be an adventurous day.

And the next day – Evening Ridge and Whaleback again.

Snowshoeing two days in a row! That should keep the endorphins happy!

And seriously, the daylight hours are getting longer – we probably have at least two minutes now over the solstice. Wow! Two minutes! Be still my heart…

But again – seriously – if you have to live through winter, and most Canadians do, I think the way to do it is to get out; not to let the weather stop you. Outside is good. Moving and doing things is good. The season surely does its best to convince you it’s time to be a bear – crawl into the cave and sleep. After all, it’s dark most of the time.

And I do feel the lethargy. I have to work harder at keeping myself upbeat and out there. But I will win, damitall!

And so – time to get my pack ready, make a sandwich, check the weather – and hope we don’t have snow or ice rain overnight.

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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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