There were eight hardy souls up for Saturday's hike, including H-woman. We even had some newbies from our running gang come along for the day, D. and his son C. After Friday's cooler day, we knew we'd be in for a slightly colder hike than weeks past...it was a little disconcerting watching the temperature toggle between 0C (freezing point) and +3C on the drive out!
Yup...that'd be snow in them there undergrowth!
The climb of the hike was all at the beginning, and after walking around the lake (and passing several remnants of bear scat - make noise, make noise!), we sat and enjoyed our lunch, and realized it took longer to drive out here than it did to hike! A group of hikers passed by us, and started heading up to the ridge here.
This is the creek bed, which was a bit easier to go down...still a good quad workout!
Upper Kananaskis Lake, at the base of the trail.
Overall, another wonderful day spent in the mountains with good friends. I am one very blessed person.