IT'S TRADITION! A number of years back a few of us began the tradition of decorating a tree in the Christmas spirit out in our mountain playground. We pick a destination where we are quiet sure there will be a perfect tree for us and where there is scenery. We collect a few favourite decorations off our Christmas trees at home, pack them in our pack, then adorn that special tree. Today we snowshoed up to the meadow above Rummel Lake and there were trees galore to choose from. This year we were only two taking part in this celebration and this is our tree!
We arrived at the trail head with -19 Celsius showing on the dash. We geared up as much as possible inside the vehicle and left the last finishing touches to be done outside. Thank goodness the wind was non existent as we exited to brave the elements. We completed the gearing-up process and then we dashed off! The trail was hard packed and thank goodness again, no breaking trail in deep snow was necessary.
I can't help but admire scenes like this.
We carried on past the lake and broke trail up to the meadow.
We arrived at Rummel's Meadow and meandered for awhile looking for our perfect tree. It was not an easy choice as there were so many calling out to us. We picked one we liked and then fancied it up. These are just a few our decorations.
me and the tree
After decorating our tree, we continued to work up an appetite.
While Short Stop's snowshoe is in the air, the ball on my Santa hat made it up into the air.
looking off to Rummel Pass at the bottom of the V
Downhill from the meadow to the lake was fun. The snow was soft and deep.
In no time at all we were back at Rummel Lake.
We took time to appreciate the scenery around it.
of course we incorporated a little play time
I took one last photo from the last wide open view spot.
Then it was time to head home!
I thought about many things as we quietly and quickly snowshoed the last final stretch. I thought about how incredibly beautiful this place was today. I also thought about how I would like to say to each of you that I'm.......
Thank you for today!