Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lower Kananaskis Lake - February 28, 2009

Not wanting limit our snowshoeing treks to only Highway 40, Dave and I decided to try a short but hopefully scenic route along the Lower Kananaskis Lake. This trail is also located in that deep snow haven, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.

Trailhead. Oh yeah, we made the right call:

The trailhead sign marker and map were almost overcome by snow... it's easy to see why this is such a favorite area for winter sports:


Eventually the trail leads along the lake for a nice leisurely look at all the frozen water out there:

It was a pleasant winter day -- it was easy to see there had been a lot of warming and cooling. Many of the trees along the lake had mini icicles dangling from them.... almost like nature's Christmas decorations:

The loop turned around in a small meadow right off the highway... one lone snow-shoer among all that scenery:

Heading back along the lake's edge, we could see the impact of the thawing and freezing cycle on the lake... bigger blocks of ice were being pushed right up onto the banks:

We couldn't have asked for a better winter day. We'll be back.

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