Our Remembrance Day started with a steep hike up the trail of the south face of Powderface Ridge. Neither of us been up here before so I was relieved to see the trail was obvious. Once out of the trees, the wind was fierce but we were fiercer and fought it. At this point I already knew the scenery was to be a photographer's dream.
I know this area can be predominantly windy so I cannot imagine that there is ever much snow accumulation here.
I zoomed in on Prairie Mountain and could see it was windy there too.
When I am on that summit I can never capture a shot of the flag waving so perfectly as it is here.
We spied the cairn and what looked like a flag on a summit which I believed to be Powderface Ridge South Face. The sign said "Welcome to Sunrise Hill"! My thought was where the heck are we? Where is Powderface Ridge? We missed a turn off I guess. We had plenty of time to capture our summit shots, and get back down to shelter to take our two minutes.
The watch struck 11:00 on the 11th day of the 11th month.
We stopped to acknowledge and take those two minutes of silence.
The wind settled too.
We had an early lunch then decided to explore further along a ridge we saw earlier.
As you can see, we needed to stay bundled up.
The wind returned and it had a powerful chill with it as we hiked into it.
along the ridge
descending off the ridge
further down the slope