Oh how life can be so beautiful and so cruel at the exact same time!
On this good-bye April Saturday we looked forward to a springtime hike up to the Kananaskis Lookout adding a twist to our day by coming down the backside hence forming a great big loop. After gearing up at the parking lot we aimed for the trail sign. In hind sight a sign that read this....
.....would have been more appropriate!
But, this was the sign!
Finally the Kananaskis Lookout came into sight!
We reached the meadow and captured our shots of the beauty.
my destination shot
It would have been nice to get to the Lookout and up onto the deck for a grand view of the Kananaskis Lakes. The gate was covered in snow, at times we sunk to our hips in spots, we remained in the open meadow and took in the sights from there. I dug out the mailbox and retrieved the guest book which we all signed.
It was later than we expected it would be when we arrived here. I was alomst beyond hungry so devoured my tuna sandwich and chickpea salad. We were fortunte to have sun and no wind while we enjoyed our visit.
Clouds began to roll in and it sprinkled flurries here and there then quickly moved on. We quickly moved on too as we were now heading down the backside of the Lookout trail descending through the deep snow. We were able to make good time while we were energized.
looking back at the Kananaskis Lookout
These untouched trails since all the new snow created very pretty scenes....
...and a fun place to play! Short Stop was keen to join me in running in the snow down the big hill.
I was overjoyed when we eventually reached the Hydroline and saw that it had been snowshoed on in the past days making for a broken firm trail to hike down. We rested for a few minutes before going for it.
Thank you for this day!