We had a plan in place for today and within a mere matter of minutes our plan went awry as we went astray! I have been three times up on those McLean Hills but my friend had never been. My previous track was on my device as a reference to get us to the summit. Easy breezy! We knew there would be a good amount of snow to get through and if no one had been that is when the track would be necessary to get us to where we wished to go. When we saw a broken trail into the forest a short distance from the car, we agreed to go for it and abandon the planned entrance further down the road.
The untouched meadows were calling to us.
We settled where we had a scene as we savoured our soup and sandwich.
So she said "let's just do a nice standing photo!"
I tried but failed!
There was so much snow!
It drifted, it covered little hills, it sparkled, it was beautiful!
view off to Moose Mountain
The day was getting on, we paid attention to the time, but then we ignored it!
We could not pass by the pow.
We found gentle slopes to slide down.
oh so sweet sugar
Once again we checked the time and knew we needed to get a move on.
The sun was descending.
Then once again, we ignored the time of day.
My friend could not resist getting in a tad more gain.
Of course I then had to follow her up there.
wide open wonderful vista
long late afternoon shadows
We came upon another untouched meadow and it was tempting but we smartly passed on by!
.....as my friend worked her way out to the road!
the trees were still holding all the snow
view back into the forest just after exiting it
We had the last short stretch to complete along the road. We had no time to spare.
As you can see on the attached google map, our red track shows we stayed off track all day and I am quite happy we went astray. The route we took afforded us more meadows, more open vistas which in turn gave us the opportunity to spend extended periods of time indulging. The location of the "Planned Destination" will always be there to reach another time.
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