Sometimes you have no idea the hike you're about to take will turn into a classic....
Lower Lakes is fairly simple, flat terrain with plenty of chances to turn around or turn it into a partial loop.
Nat and I were still breaking in our new snowshoes and a simple lakeside trek in beautiful Kananaskis seemed like the perfect way to get our feet.... er, wet?
Only a few minutes into our trail, these friendly little whiskey-jacks made their presence known.
They had no fear of humans.
Nat quickly found herself outnumbered...
A bird on the head is worth two in your hand?
Even your intrepid writer found herself targeted.
Once it was established we had no food, our new found friends cried fowl (heee!), and left us to our hiking. Fair-feathered friends indeed.
But still some beautiful sites to be seen.