It was an after sunrise start at the trail head where the sky had an appearance of possibly offering up something to the ambiance of our day. We had an easy start of it with six klicks along a trail that ascended very gradually. The views were at the start and that was it for some time.
We found our way to the top coming out at the base and edge of the ridge.
We were presented with our first views.
Further up Hunchback Hill towards the summit Barrier Lake & Lookout came into view.
Then we spied the summit cairn tucked between the trees.
The clouds looked explosive and lining all features at the right angle a great photo op happened. We were experiencing fabulous weather for the 28th of October in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. That on its own is a reason to be "out & about" and celebrating.
Before doing anything else, I captured my devilish summit shot.
We nestled in by the tree to dine. After our main courses, it was time for treats, and as you can see we had all sorts. It was an enjoyable part of our day sharing the treats and tasting new foods.
We donned the rest of our costumes and took over the summit with our photo tricks.
The wind whipped wildly as we neared the end of our summit celebration. It was time to pack up and be on our way, along the Hill, down the ridge, by the trees, into the forest. Along the open part I kept looking back like I always do and admired the cloud coverage.
looking explosive again
I love what the wind creates.
When getting close to the trail head it means very soon we will be heading home which happens every Saturday but it has been ages since I did my kind of heading home. I hear what you say and sometimes I wonder what you are thinking.
I thoroughly enjoyed this Halloween Celebration. I am glad I have friends who are into this type of day just as much as I am. With all that is happening in our world in every day life, it's nice to take time to escape and celebrate even the littlest of things. Thank you for today!