Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tis the season to enjoy fresh-caught salmon.
My hiking friends and I shared a meal last Friday, we all brought something.
Broiled salmon, polenta, sage butter, gorgonzola cheese, sprouted lentil salad, spinach-avocado-strawberry-pecan salad and a hazelnut creme cake. Such a pleasure to share good food with friends.
Wow, my laptop crashed, I am using the home desk-top, it loads photos in a jiffy, I used to have to wait up to 5 minutes for photos to load before. This is heaven.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
This is my new second favourite hike. My favourite is still Needle Peak. I did this hike for the first time on Wednesday June 18, with 22 other hikers with the hiking club I belong to. I am in the middle with the dark blue jacket and white striped sleeve.
It is a 6.5 mile total (going and returning) trail through forest, beside streams, along Lindeman Lake, on to Greendrop Lake. Some of the trees were amazing, 7 foot diameters and bigger. Part of the trail went through boulder slides on the mountain bottom by the lake edges. Boulder scrambling is either loved or hated, I love it, thus this is one of my new favourite trails. It was 6 hours total, including the lunch stop, a glorious day!!
The pointy peaks are called the Gargoyles.
Our lunch destination, Greendrop Lake, after the rock trail, and through some forest trails
Ladies lunch counter
Friday, October 11, 2013
On Wednesday my hiking group went up towards Hannegan Pass. This hike is in the US in the Mt Baker outdoors area. Because of the government shut down, the ranger station where we register when we go on hikes in this area was closed, but the trails were open.
It was an amazing hike. Some in the group are mushroom lovers, they got several bags full, 'tis the season. Our hike started in no snow, in beautiful autumn colours and ended on a pure-white snow slope. We didn't make it as far as the Pass, because the snow was deep and with a crust on top, the leader had a workout like a stair climber on the highest settings. We took turns leading. We hiked until 12:30, stopped for lunch, then came back down. The views and colours, be they fall vivid or fresh-snow pristine, were stunning !! It is an interesting transition, just a few weeks ago, we were walking in mountain meadows above the tree line, now the snow has arrived and capped the mountains.
Wow, I am in Vancouver today with fast internet, that whole blog with photos took about 5 minutes to load, at my rural home it takes 5 minutes per photo, sometimes I spend an hour or more uploading a blog
Yay for fall colours and fresh snow !!
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