Now that the Whitewater ski hill is closed, we have access to all the ridges and peaks on that side of the valley. Today, Kathleen, Peter, Ben, Cecilia and I tackled Sherpa Peak and Ridge.
We would have done Prospector and Hummingbird Peaks as well – but the weather was such that, as Cecilia put it, “I have no love for bagging those peaks today.”
At the top it was crazy windy and so cold it was full-on winter.
That said, what a fabulous, amazing and wonderful group of people. I love how different all are and how well we mesh.
It was a great day – lots of putting layers on and off, tons of huffing and puffing uphill, and wonderful weather – really: the clouds rolled in and out and in the afternoon, some sun broke through creating an almost magical light.
And – here’s the great part – I did NOT fall on the way down, thus not further injuring my ribs. Yay!
Yes, I was more careful that usual – and slower coming down, but darnitall – it means I will hike and snowshoe again another day. And that day is coming soon!