We had that favourable early start.
No one was on the trail before us.
For the first little while we followed the official snowshoe signs.
The trees were tall.
The snow was deep.
That's when the magic happens!
We tried to follow a track we had from before but had to take detours. Numerous of those large trees had come down since last winter and blocked our way. We bushwhacked a bit, clambered and climbed over trees and then got back onto a trail that led us to Fox Lake. We had no blue sky nor sunshine but we did have warm temperatures and no wind.
This is what I like my snowshoe package play time to look like!
Even more importantly I like how my friends play together.
It's time with them that make the total package complete!
After more than an hour embracing Fox Lake in every which way possible, it was time to vacate the place and hit the trail back. The sun tried to shine and did create some shadows for us and brighten up the area somewhat. That prolonged our visit another few minutes.
arriving back into Alberta with a view of The Continental Divide
We savoured one last view off to the glowing mountain before making our way down the last stretch.
The deep untouched white gold was pure delight!
Instead of taking the snowshoe trail which follows through the forest, we stuck to the wide open space and went for it. Dusk was descending upon us and we wanted to get back to the vehicles in the light. We made good time getting to the bottom of this.
The last couple of minutes before reaching the trail head, the wind picked up and it didn't feel like a chinook wind. It was bitterly cold. Our timing was spot on as our adventrue ended when we wanted it to. I am thankful for how our day played out and happy my friends were game to play today.