Archive for April, 2007

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Friday, April 27th, 2007

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Rummel Lake Snowshoeing

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

One of the other good snowshoe trails in the Spray Valley is Rummel Lake. It’s not as official as the Chester, Sawmill, Burstall ones (yet), but it is very pretty and worthwhile. The view from the top of the second logging cutblock is amazing. At least 200 ° of panorama:

Poppy seed roll

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Linda and I have been wanting to buy one of these from a bakery… then she found a recipe in Canadian Living magazine (source of many good recipes) and it seemed easy so we made it. Not only does it look great, it tastes even better.

And it’s dead easy, because you let the bread machine do the work on the dough. The egg wash makes it turn out a wonderful golden brown.

Poppy seed roll

Rawson Lake Snowshoeing

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

This may be our last chance to get out to the mountains and do some activity in the snow. Things are melting pretty quickly. (In fact, it was raining when we got to the parking lot.)

We drove down to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, and parked on the far side of Upper Kananaskis Lake, then snowshoed along the lake for 1.2 km, and 2.7 from there up to Rawson Lake.

Some people before us had built a little snowman:

Up at Rawson Lake, it was snowing (much better than rain), and the clouds were really low. But we could see little avalanches coming off the rock wall at the far end of the lake:

On the way out, the light changed and we got some great views across Upper Kananaskis Lake:

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2007