Today was forecasted to be the coldest day and wouldn't you know it, this was the day we agreed upon to hit the hills for a hike. We had a few options on the table and of those I liked the hike up to Powderface Pass the best mainly because it was the shortest drive of all the options. We went for the early start which meant we caught the reminance of the sunrise.
I do like how beautiful it is when it is frigid.
We were happy to just be sporting spikes instead of having to contend with snowshoes in the cold.
We reached the meadow where the sun shone down.
Everything was covered in a thick layer of hoar frost and large snow crystals.
a close up of the crystals
amazing designs by Mother Nature
a view of the backside of Prairie Mountain
We tried and tried to get it right!
My friend got it down to a science!
It was time to head on back as we still had numerous kilometres to cover.
The sun began to slip down behind the ridge and once again it got cold.
I took one last look back then it was all business to get back out to route 66.