How fortunate are we to be having such an amazing weather-wise May long weekend. I was awake before the birds this morning and knew immediately that I wanted to be "out & about". I had collected some ideas over the past week of places I could venture to today. With this fabulous forecast I opted to head out past the open gate on Route 66 and check out Forgetmenot Pond's morning reflections and then to scoot up the Powderface Trail to Sunrise Hill.
This gate is open and welcoming all to come visit!
can this look any prettier than it does at this second in time
at the intersection to head up to Sunrise Hill to the right or Powderface Ridge South to the left
At exactly 9:00am I arrived at the summit of Sunrise Hill (aka Rainy Summit)
You can see Forgetmenot Pond in the centre, it's that tiny little blue spot. I had a morning snack at the summit cairn and just sat and enjoyed the warmth of the sun. I have been here twice in the past and both times it was so cold and so windy, it was not fit to spend a bit. I made up for that this morning.
There's Banded Peak!
I meandered along an open slope and scrambled up onto this boulder.
As I descended through the trees many people were heading up. I was thinking that summit is going to be crowded today. When I arrived at my car and began to gear down, folks were waiting for my parking spot. Oih, busy busy! I am thankful to be an early riser.