Saturday, 29 November 2014

Day 29 - Saturday, November 29, 2014

A friend suggested that I've left this project a little late in the year considering the temperature. A month ago, the weather was sunny and warm without the least bit hint that this cold arctic grip was coming.  It is a shock to think we were still eating vegetables out of the garden that short while ago. It was -13C this morning at our home and -10C when we headed out for Spion Kop hiking trails lodged beautifully between Wood Lake and Okanagan Lake. This was a first for both of us and we will return.  We had to break trail halfway up and snowshoes would have been useful. We fared badly on the number of kilometers as people's toes were starting to freeze. Give us an A for trying.

I love maps and at the trail head were boxes of these to help you find your way. First class.



Looking down, little ice columns rise from the ground.


Wood Lake.


Unusual folding and refolding of rock near the summit.


Looking east and north that may be Silver Star in the distance. Skiing is under way at Big White today.


Sunlight breaks through these trees and a bit of haze from the cold cold air.


There are two underpasses from Pelmewash Parkway under the new Hwy 97. 


The north wind whipping up Wood Lake.






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