Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Prairie Mountain May 28, 2019

I have a new book to start, a six pack of beer sitting in the fridge, a beautiful afternoon forecast and a deck with furniture waiting for me to lounge upon.  I needed to pass the morning some way before I could savour the afternoon and a sunny siesta.  Off to the hills I went to hike.  I opted to attack Prairie Mountain.  It was me and one other vehicle.  As I was ascending I met those people coming down.  I knew I would own the summit!

Even before reaching the top I could see the haze.  I was being optimistic and tried to convince myself it was a heat haze but in reality it was smoke from the wild fires.  I could not smell it and it did not bother me but the views were not crystal clear.   That far off look gave me a deja-vu feeling!  Yet, it is still only May!  
I spent about 30 minutes on top of Prairie Mountain.  There was a slight breeze which was nice.  On the way down the temperature began to rise quickly, those just ascending were not moving quickly and I met many, maybe 20 or so.  I was glad I went early.  With this morning's work now accomplished, it was time to get on with an afternoon of luxuriating!  


  1. I read the smoke was from Edmonton. Is that true? I have a friend driving through next week. I so want the skies to be clear for her.

    1. Helen - The smoke is from wildfires that are about 700 kms north and a bit west of Edmonton. I hope it is clear for when your friend drives through.


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