Happy Valentines Week!! I hope it was a fun day had by all. I thought maybe that Ullr had left me a valentines pressie on the hill, but alas there was little fresh snow; however always fun turns to be had. Maybe they will be belated presents if the current forecast holds true, fingers crossed.
Talking about snow, BettyGoHard has wrapped up what I think was the best snowshoe season yet. We were super lucky with the conditions, the snow fell at all the right times and when it didn’t we found fresh snow off the beaten track. I have discovered that I have an aversion to the groomed or well beaten trails and with snow as well as life I seem to head for the road less travelled. I also tend to prefer looping trails to those going out the same way as they return, which may explain how I ended up in Rossland.
One of my joys when it comes to snowshoeing is the peacefulness of the snow, being out under the stars or even better a snowstorm, quietly making my way through the trees. The ability to take my own path and adventure out beyond the conventional trail, knowing that if I lose my way the tracks will lead me back, provided it is not the snowstorm of the year. When introducing others to a sport I so very much enjoy I like to share those trails and give the ladies a true sense of what snowshoes are all about; trails where if you take your snowshoes off you appreciate why they were invented in the first place.
So thank you to all the ladies that joined us this year, I hope you all enjoyed the experience as much as I did. There is something special about sharing the trails with a group of fun ladies out to explore and connect; although there are some days where I suspect it is more about the chocolate shop than it is the walk, but that is ok too! Join us Saturday 26th, February for our last Cross Country Ski adventure at Nancy Greene Summit, we will be exploring the trails then finishing at a cabin for lunch and treats. Sign up at www.bettygohard.com.