There was a group consensus that we go for an easier day without bolting out the door before the birds are up. We opted for a hike up to Rawson Lake with time after wards to hang out at the Upper Kananaskis Lake. My friends were keen to deck out in their summery attire but I offered up the suggestion to layer up after checking out the weather reports for out in K-Country. The drive out was pretty and not busy at all. We were fortunate to see two healthy happy looking foxes. Seeing a bear from a safe distance would have been nice but the chance to witness a moose on the loose was the true wish. We arrived at Upper Kananaskis Lake, geared up and hit the trail.
a little time was spent down by the water's edge
hiking along the rocky route
We took a little time to play and capture our destination shot at the end of Rawson Lake.
while the child within came out for some
another sensibly searched for shelter
what a difference a couple of hours makes
and still friends after that snowball rivalry
Shortly after leaving the Lake, what to our wondering eyes did appear, but a moose on the loose.
This was the icing on the cake!
I told my friends about the sign that used to be at the Highway 40 entrance to Kananaskis Country. It said "Life Begins at Highway 40". On the drive to and from Upper Kananaskis Lake, they recognized that this area is a wonderful large playground. It was an enjoyable time to be able to just sit for awhile and enjoy our surroundings and tell stories and bring up memories. I'm glad we got to share a day like this and they were game to embrace it even with the wind and the cold we had.