Sunday, May 13, 2018

Wasootch Ridge May 13, 2018

I am realizing, spur of the moment spontaneity is beginning to play a bigger role in my life. Actually it has for the last few months.   I am liking it.  I was pretty sure I wanted to hike today but didn't make the decision until I woke up.  I went to bed late last night, got two hours of sleep and woke early.  I tossed & turned and then thought the heck with this, just go hike!  Wasootch Ridge is one of my favourite ridges to venture up to on my own.  It is full of photographic opportunities and soloing is the only way I get my fill of playing photographer.  

playing with props 

This was the earliest I even began a hike up Wasootch Ridge and it was confirmed that is the only way to do it unless you prefer to be caught up in the trek with a hundred people.  Early also means wonderful fun lighting.  
I was surprised to see there was less snow up here than there was later in May of last year.  
prop play again
You will find the craziest trees up here, all twisted and bent.   
I like to put things into perspective or I should say out of perspective.  
You figure it out!
With only two hours of sleep, I didn't know if I was going to reach the summit.  I was tired and it was hot.  Lots of self talk took place and I finally reached the summit cairn. It felt like as I was nearing the top I just had to take care of business and get the job done.
As I was getting ready to leave the summit I ran into explor8ion.  
He looked familiar so I stated that, then we shared who we were.  
Just down slope a bit I settled down to snack and admire the views.
It was still peaceful and quiet at the summit area so I opted to play around a little more.  
Once again it was time for prop play.
A snowball photo-bombed my photo!
I took some time too, to think about my Mom!  
On the way down I caught up with Happy Orange Traveller.  Once he stated his favourite color was orange, I felt an instant connection.  We chatted for quite some time and that made the descent pass by quickly, which I was happy about.  But, I was happier than just plain happy by the time I arrived back at my car.  I just wanted to get home and clean up then become one with my sofa.  But really, just like the other times, I really enjoyed everything about today's hike.  


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