This hike was short on distance but long on adventure.
Here is where we hiked.
And yes that is me. This is one of the few times you will see a photo of me on the blog, but I was too cold to take more photos of the location so this will have to do.
When I woke up on Sunday morning it was raining. Rain in Calgary in October means snow in the mountains. But it was suppossed to clear up. It didn't by the time we arrived at the trailhead to begin the hike. Rawson Lake is Hike #(I'll get back to you) in WLH. It was an easy 8.8 km round trip. Or would have been an easy 8.8 km (5.4 mile) round trip if it weren't for the 4 inches of snow on the ground.
The first half was flat and the second half was a slow and steady incline. Beyond the lake, there was not much to see because of the low hanging snow clouds. Instead we were entertained? by the kamikaze birds. They must have been hungry because they would dive at us from the trees and try to grab the food right out of our hands.
I thought it would be a good idea to keep some running totals:
Miles Hiked as a Family Since Arrival in Canada: 61
Miles Hiked by J with his Scout Troop: 9.5
Mile hiked by J: 70.5
Miles Hiked in the Snow: 5.4