2.4.12

A Day Out!

For those of you have wondered-- Lori, talking to you-- wonder no more! The ski to the cabin from Birchy Head in Southwest Gulch is beautiful and remarkably quick. In fact, given the time of year and the way the snow melts and freezes so quickly depending on time in the sun/shade, it would have been very easy to walk (the snowmobile trail was packed as a well-travelled winter sidewalk), instead of ski.
Overlooking Bonne Bay...
... once a certain elevation was reached, the way was relatively flat, the trail crossing frozen ponds and bogs...

... although the day started off with mostly blue skies and sunshine, the wind was strong, and didn't have any trouble bringing on the weather...

...crossing a nice flat, admiring the Fang up ahead...

...close to the cabin, beginning of view into the bowl...

...cabin tucked in the shelter of a small dense woods, base of surrounding heights in a beautiful bowl...

... I love these layers, and the clean line of windswept snow...

... travelling around the ridges...

...gaining more height...

...clean...

...this is Temptation...

...en route to Temptation...

.. and further, the road to Temptation well-marked, well-travelled... who was I to say no?

Stormy weather moving in-- happens quite quickly here, as on the water.

Saw these marks on the way to the cabin, so when we turned around after a lunch break in the lee of the wind, we side-sloped the other sides of the mountains to try to keep the elevation gained, and skiied down this piste. Herding dog and deep crusty snow not always the best combo...

... but a great time outdoors was had by all.

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