Snowshoeing

Trail

Constance and I went to Strathcona Park for a little winter mountain fun!!!  We started out on the highly groomed trails…

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Walking

and branched off to the trails less traveled on…

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Gully

…to see some beautiful wintry places…

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Frozen

…like this pretty frozen stream.

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Vista

At the far end of the trail, we gazed about in awe and delight.  It was warm enough that we didn’t need extreme gear, and cold enough that it still felt like winter…but what took our breath away was the view across the valley!

 

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Footprints

On the way home, we took a different trail…

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In the woods

…through the beautiful woods…

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Trees

…and said hello to the trees!

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Raven Lodge

It was nice to get back to Raven Lodge, where we got a refreshing cup of tea, before starting the long drive home!

 

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18 thoughts on “Snowshoeing

  1. I’m sure Constance was pleased to be able to explore those wintry woods with her remarkable new snow shoes.

    I believe the trees were also happy to have this “special wooden” to talk with. A-w-w.

    A hot cup of tea is always welcomed after a walk in the snow. Sounds like you guys all had the perfect get-a-way. Thank You for sharing this beauty with us.

    • We had a really great time, though it was a relatively short walk…the tea was very welcome, and the trees very gracious! I hope we can go back, though it may be next year.

  2. Now, thank you soooooo much for taking us to Strathcona Park!!!! What a treat!!! Never imagined I would ever visit there…you always have a wonderful surprise up your sleeve! Everything about this post is magical…but the snowshoe prints do steal the show!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    • The snow wasn’t really fresh – luckily since it meant the roads were perfectly dry – but there were many patches of it untouched by human (or Hitty) feet until we showed up!!

  3. This was uplifting to see/read. I could almost smell the fresh crisp air scented by the tress. Thank you so much for the respite.

    • It was a truly lovely walk, and the joy and uplifted feeling we got lasted all day, even through the four hours of driving home to the Hitty cupboard! Walks are good medicine for us!

  4. Wonderful photos…what a grand wintery adventure for Constance and her human. Altho I am beyond ready for green growing stuff and flowers I did delight in your winter vistas.

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