I have snowshoed around Johnson Lake, I have meandered throughout Cascade Ponds, I have driven down the road through Bankhead and I have explored all around Lake Minniwanka but never all in one day on my feet from beginning to end, until today! It never crossed my mind to do this as a snowshoe trek, no one ever talked about it, I didn't even know there was a route to follow, until today!
It was a perfect discovery day. Thank you to the fellow at the back in this photo, him and a few others broke trail on Tuesday the entire way and it made our job that much easier. There were a few centimetres of new snow on top of their track which was light & fluffy and oh so white.
The route followed along a ridge high above the highway with views of Cascade Mountain through the trees every now and then. The new snow still sat on the branches which just adds to the beauty.
blue sky blanket of white
As we rounded the corner at the edge of the ridge we could see Cascade Ponds for below us.
That was our lunch destination, we just had to get there.
To get there we descended the narrow trail which had a steep drop off to our left.
view along the way
The line up!
I got kissed! See it at bottom right!
To capture this photo it took getting down and being one with the ground.
I followed a few others out to the boat dock in the middle of the lake.
This was our snowshoe route from Johnson Lake to Lake Minniwanka.
Today was full of fun with great wandering!
This was truly a snowshoeing delight!
Thank you for today!