Winter fun in Kananaskis
Kananaskis has always been my go-to mountain destination in any season. This winter, snowshoeing offered beautiful views around Upper Kananaskis Lake.
It was -15C in Calgary, but by the time I got to the lake, it was 2C. Nice! Chester didn’t make it too far walking, so into the backpack he went.
Chester in a backpack
It was gorgeous going around the lake, although with the warm temperatures, we got hit with snow melting off the trees. It slithered down inside my coat, which actually felt nice as I was getting warm!
The light started dimming and I noticed snow on the way, so turned around. Snow softens everything. What a great day!!
My next trip to hike was the third week of March. Far less snow, and signs of spring starting to show. On my way into Kananaskis, I stopped near the village to check out the Golden Eagle flyway. Large numbers of Golden Eagles migrate along the Rockies and volunteers from Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation are there every day (March 1 to April 22) counting. Check out eaglewatch for more information. The eagles were flying pretty high, so I did not get any good pictures, but I was able to see them through the scope and binoculars which were available to visitors.
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Charles Dickens
This quote was somewhat apt for the day as one moment it was sunny, the next, very windy and snowy.
Chester was shivering, and a camera crew from CTV News showed up, so we skedaddled and went for a bit of a hike. The clouds were flowing over the tops of the mountains; or it could be the snow being whipped from the peaks.
On the way back to Calgary, three white-tailed deer were at the side of the road.
I stopped at Mount Lorette Ponds to see if there were any birds. What a pretty spot!
Three Canada Geese were all I saw and they posed nicely.
After this last trip, I’m definitely looking forward to spring and summer in the mountains! Thanks for visiting!
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