It took some effort to gear up for a snowshoe outing after spending a week hiking in sunny short-sleeve shirts & shorts weather down south. While my X-C Skis are in the basement now, my snowshoes still sit at the front door. I gathered all my winter gear & wear and went for it. I was thankful I did! I truly do love to be "out & about" on wonderful winter days wandering wherever. We have loads of winter left up here in the north and out here in the west.
Today I joined two others for a winter wonderland snowshoe trek out in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis. We were afforded one of the one-wayers being dropped off at William Watson Lodge and finding our way to Pocaterra Hut for a pick up a few hours later.
At this point we already covered a couple of kilometres.
The Lower Lake always has a bit of open water in this area.
view as we crossed the dam
following my friend
There were opportunities along the way to go off trail into some deeper untouched white powder.
making our own track through an untouched meadow
The snow was heavy and knee high.
There would be no running nor jumping today in this snow.
looking back at where we came from
view along the way
passing by the stack
I like Cabin 2!
front entrance to the cabins
crossing a small dam with more large amounts of fast flowing water
snow was sticking to the top of my snowshoes
it was balling up on the bottom
We headed to Pocaterra Hut to enjoy a little time before catching our ride home.
This would be the cause of the snowball formations!
our one way route
I enjoyed everything about today! The shorter route at an enjoyable pace worked for me. We are in for a large amount of snow this weekend. Yes, we still have lots of winter left here. I may need to bring my X-C Skis back up to my front door.