Oh where to go on the Sunday of the Family Day long weekend? I had a picky list of what I want for this day and that means there would not be a multitude of options to pick from. I want a short drive, I want minimal traffic, I want no crowds, I want nice weather, I want great scenery, I want a packed trail, I want I want I want! After all that pickiness, I came up with Powderface Pass as my destination. Watch what you ask for, it may come true! Well, it did! I got all that I wanted!
The trail section through the forest was pretty this time around as the snow covered up the mess of downed needles and twigs. It was vibrantly white which is what I want for winter. I liked the kind of clouds that were filling up the morning sky.
a perfect tree on its own but the snow & clouds add a pretty frame
I made sure to stay on the packed trail which was very narrow.
One step to the side and I would be up to my thigh in snow.
The forecast did say for cold out here and this is my proof that it was!
I took a moment to look back!
The ground was covered in snow that was wind blown and rock solid.
Being at places like this fills me with joy and I just had to express that!
That's Prairie Mountain in the middle and behind that is Calgary.
I like the look of the wind swept ridge.
It appears so rough, rugged and desolate making me feel like I am so far out there.
I only hiked about eight kilometres and around 550 metres of gain, give or take, to get here.
All that pickiness paid off and Powerface Pass was perfect!