First snowshoe

Our turnaround point on the way to Mt Seymour. No marker poles, no obvious trail – we were going from memory and reading the terrain. I don’t know if I’ve ever broken trail on this route before 🙂 I don’t recommend this unless you know what you’re doing.

Brenda came to visit today and despite the awful weather, her and I went snowshoeing up on Mt Seymour. Of course, we still had fun even though we spent a good five minutes sitting in the parking lot debating whether to venture out of a nice warm car! It was mostly cold sleety rain, which stung our faces when the wind was against us. For a short time it did fall as snow, and hard enough to begin filling in our snowshoe tracks. We saw only a few others, some of whom clearly had backcountry experience and were enjoying the chance to be outside, though one group of cold, jeans-clad hikers wondered when the rain would turn to snow – we were only 50 metres from the parking lot and they already looked too wet to continue. I hope they turned around sooner rather than later…

I wrote up a short report and posted some pictures on Live Trails.

It felt good to get a hot drink at the end of the hike, followed by a hot shower and some comforting food once back home!