"Red sky at morning sailor take warning!"
That's for sailors not snowshoers!
As we drove down Highway 40 where life begins, the scenery was captivating.
early morning at Elbow Lake
Here's Tombstone Mountain and the wide open valley for your viewing pleasure.
The new snow yesterday added an added touch.
We carried along the Big Elbow Trail for some time then began to pay attention for the cairn signifying time to turn off and aim for Desolation Flat. We ended up going a little too far so we backtracked eventually finding a big lump of snow and then discovering the cairn was buried underneath it. We cleaned it up a bit and take notice of the little yellow piece of tape.
time to change our mode of movement
from microspikes to snowshoes
My second favourite spot on this venture is at the boulder field in Desolation Flat.
my friends passing through The Flat
I'll call this my summit shot for today!
We did not linger long for lunch. We began to work our way back to the main trail having an idea where it was and route finding our way to it. The views were spectacular and there were huge snow drifts in places.
I captured one last view of the trail in front of us.
My lasting impression!
It's November 11th. I feel fortunate to have friends who enjoy being "out & about" exploring, adventuring and sharing laughs. We are a supportive crew of characters. We know how to make the most of our day, how to embrace when things go great and how to work together and get through the oooops. Today, Remembrance Day, we created many memories we can be thankful for! Thank you for this day of sharing and Thank You to all those veterans who made sacrifices so we could be out here today living our passion!