Snowshoe trek.

The weather has been absolutely beautiful these past few days, with above freezing temperatures and lots of bright sun. It won’t last, but we’ll take it while we can get it! 🙂

On Friday, my hubby and I made a day trip out to the mountains to enjoy the scenery and do a little snowshoeing. The Elkwood Trail in Kananaskis Country was our first destination (we later did a short trek near Lower Kananaskis Lake as well). This well-marked track runs through a large campground in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, and encompasses an interpretive loop around Marl Lake. Stands of white spruce and lodgepole pine predominate, and we had to imagine what the trail will look like once the wildflowers awaken from their slumber. But, in the meantime, there were plenty of other interesting sights to enjoy….


(Photo credit:  R. Normandeau)


(Photo credit:  R. Normandeau)



(Photo credit:  R. Normandeau)





Happy Monday! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine wherever you are!

Related posts:

Elkwood Snowshoe Loop – Kananaskis – Hiking Alberta (Hiking With Barry – Wilderness Adventure)

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  1. Looks for a nice day. We went for a 11 km hike yesterday too but ‘urban style’ thru the river valley trails. I’d like to snitch some of that moss. I’m planning a fairy garden. Looks fresh and perfect.

    • Edmonton has fabulous walking paths in the river valley – I always wish we had more time whenever we head that way so we can do some exploring.

      Your fairy garden plan sounds wonderful…I hope you’re planning to blog about it! I’m looking forward to seeing it! 🙂

      • We are very lucky to have so much natural area right downtown. We love that about living downtown. I’m so excited about a little fairy garden, I know it will no doubt show up here. Thank you so much for your encouragement!

    • Isn’t the moss wonderful? – I just loved the way it was hiding under the snow layer like that. The scenery out there is breathtaking – sometimes you don’t know which way to look because it’s all so amazing! 🙂

    • Oh my goodness, I don’t envy you that type of weather…but the upside is, the snow is good for the plants! 🙂 We’ve been lucky this year in that the chinooks haven’t blazed through and completely melted everything, so we’ve had some continuous snow cover…unlike last winter, when I worried about my perennials.

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