Curiosity takes me to Brown Lowery Provincial Park and the winter that was
We took the dogs on a nice little hike on Sunday in Brown Lowery Provincial Park. We had wanted to go on a longer trek but our dogs are almost 12 and are having trouble with walks longer than about six km (or that was my excuse when I suggested the location). The park is only about a 25 minute drive south-west of Calgary and has a few different trails, a bit of elevation, and some great views of the Rockies. We certainly needed spikes on the bottom of our hiking boots as the trails were icy in spots (Kahtoola Microspikes worked really well!). The poor dogs were sliding around but we were stuck to the trail.
I was amazed how green things were there. The moss was bright green and it looked like mushrooms were alive. My accountant’s attention to detail even noticed a pussy willow in bloom – wow!
There is an old wooden building, a remnant of the logging activity that used to take place on the land in the early 1900’s. We also saw some fairly fresh moose rubs – glad we didn’t run into the moose up close!!
As I write this, it is +16C – what!!! This is definitely the winter that wasn’t, in Calgary any way. I have to admit that it is so nice to sit in the sun and feel the warmth on your face before the middle of February. But part of me would like a bit more of the winter weather – I know, people are cursing me right now – sorry! But I have to wonder if we will have another summer of drought and forest fires as a result. Hope not! Here are some pictures of the bit of winter we had around Christmas – Enjoy!