I looked forward to today pushing on with extending snowshoe season and making one last kick at it with a trek back into Paradise Valley at Lake Louise. Well on into the day I realized it's time to get this kick over with and pack that sport in. With what transpired, it turned out being a day where we had to "save the day"!
We snowshoed up the Highline Trail at times on packed snow and other times on unsupported snow and then spotted what possibly were bear tracks in the dirty snow. All spring things! We made it to the major intersection where the views began and I was ignited with excitement for the beauty.
A mere few minutes along the trail into Paradise Valley we came upon a collapsed snow bridge. That stopped us in our tracks, it was wide plus deep and there were signs too of other areas further up that looked ready to melt away. A sure spring sign!
view off towards the Ski Hill and down to the Village
what one last big kick at snowshoeing this season looks like
the snow would not even kick up
melted snow exposing spring
This was the route we covered today.
This was a sweet season of snowshoeing with there being twelve "outs & abouts" in our mountain playground. Many of the routes were new to me and each time I was afforded an opportunity to make new friends and to share days with old ones. Thank you for each of those twelve fun days.