It's a lovely place to hike around no matter what even if the sunrise does not amount to much! That was my thinking this morning when I woke and decided I wanted to be somewhere "out there" when the sun came up and picked Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park just east of Cochrane as that place. This Park is only a 30 minute drive west for me which makes it an easy early morning destination.
I arrived in darkness and sipped my coffee as I waited for today to begin. My camera is not the greatest at capturing low light photos (or I need to learn more about my camera and how to do that). I waited patiently hoping for shades of some sort and then they began.
sunrise over the prairie
sunrise through the trees
The colors were so pretty and there were sparkles everywhere from the frostiness in the air.
I donned microspikes, gloves and hat and meandered down the trails.
I love the colors at early morning.
After checking out the upper trails, I aimed for lower down in the valley.
It was so peaceful in the valley bottom.
At first I could see nothing through the fog.
Then it began to lift.
I took time to enjoy all this part of the Park had to offer.
from the little things to the big things
While I went with hopes of seeing "much more", my true expectations were only to see some scenery, fill up with fresh air and get a bit of exercise. Anything else would be an added bonus. Well, I did receive that "much more" and thoroughly enjoyed that bonus!