Is it spring yet?

We’ve had a very snowy spring. (This is last Friday, May the 9th!) Hopefully the worst is over, we can stop snowshoeing… … and we can get on to more normal spring activities, like watching the crocuses come up.

Rummel Lake Snowshoeing

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

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 … [Read more…]

Rawson Lake Snowshoeing

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 … [Read more…]

Chester Lake Snowshoeing

There has been quite a bit of snow up in the Spray Lakes area. We decided to try the Chester Lake Snowshoe Trail. It was raining on the drive down Highway 40 towards Kananaskis, but it changed to snow as we started to ascend up the Smith-Dorrien road. By the time we got to the … [Read more…]