Exploratory Venture in PLPP

Exploratory Venture in PLPP

November 8, 2021 Nordic Skiing 0

Not quite the start we had to ski season last year, but things are starting to shape up. Headed for the “back door” access to Pocaterra with minimal expectations and a “just nice to be outside” mindset. About an hour later, I was enjoying the view at the Kananaskis Fire Lookout. Expectations far exceeded with great skiing on good skier-set tracks on top of a roller-packed surface. Thanks nordic trail fairies and parks staff. Travelled cautiously on the descent from the lookout, as there were still a few hidden rocks and roots to fuck things up. No need for any catastrophic crashes this early in the season.

After the lookout, I checked out Tyrwhitt for a couple of km. It was “ok”, but not of the same aesthetic you’ll find mid-winter. Lots of branches sticking out, a few swampy spots still. A couple more snowfalls would do the trick. Lacking food and water, the decision to bail and head home was pretty easy.