Well, gosh dang it! I have been curious to know if all that fast snowshoeing trying to keep up with the senior citizens has been beneficial. I have been curious too about that globe up on Sulphur Mountain. Reports presented a great forecast for today in the Banff area and my calendar showed a free day. Forecast + Free = Forward Ho! So forward hoing I went!
The drive west was absolutely beautiful while the fog was lifting and even more so afterwards. The hike up Sulphur Mountain was under blue sky with those wispy clouds I love so much. It was warm, my shirt sleeves were pushed up to bare my arms, no gloves nor hat were needed. As I was curious about how long it would take me to reach the top, I opted out of taking photographs along the way. There would be plenty of time at the top for that on this beautiful day.
Well, gosh dang it! The minute I arrived at the top, a black cloud came from who knows where and it began to snow on Sulphur Mountain. I captured this shot just before it disappeared. The flakes were big and fluffy with not much space between each one.
I went into the globe thinking what a great place to eat my snack. I settled in then noticed a sign saying it was closed. I wonder then why was the door open. I grabbed my shot and I got out of there.
The snow lightened up but I was not going inside to snack so I picked a spot by the fire.
warming my hands before eating
This was my view while snacking. That was as far as I could see and that was all I could see.
I stuck around for a little while thinking the sky might clear. When it appeared not to be happening, I decided to hop the gondola for the ride down seeing as it was still free. Well, gosh dang it! As I was nearing the end of the gondola ride the sky began to get bright. The drive home was absolutely beautiful!
Today's time for ascending Sulphur Mountain was 1:34. That is my best time so far.
Well, Gosh! Following those seniors around is whipping me into shape!
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