It was a stormy, nasty weather week here in Vancouver. High winds, power outages and lots of rain. Friday the skies cleared and the emails started...have you seen the snow on the North Shore Mountains...let's go tonight for a snow shoe! Neil and I were in and so we met Dave and Helen at Grouse on Friday evening. It was cold up top but a beautiful dry evening. There is several feet of snow up there already! Dave led us out on the Snow Shoe Grind to the top of Dam Mountain - a fantastic journey. This is the winter version of the world famous Grouse Grind, the much used lower mountain trail beloved by tourists and locals alike. We were the only ones out there on the snowshoe trails! Doesn't get much better than that. We hope to add a night of snow shoeing at least once a week throughout the winter months.
Today (Saturday) we headed back in to the North Shore for a CFA event called the Seymour Super Fun Run. It was an atrociously wet and miserable morning when we started out. This was the norm for the whole run and I really cannot remember such a wet day on the trails for a long, long time. It was a great to finish at the local coffee shop and warm up with a piping hot cup of java!
Heading out to join the Snow Shoe Grind on Grouse Mountain.
The snow was perfect with a path carved through it.
It was steep at times which was an excellent work out.
Flocking on the trees - so nice!
Dave and I at the Snow Shoe Grind Turnaround. Nice to see the sign to warn us to go back.
The glow of Vancouver below as we head down.
Saturday morning, back to the North Shore for the Seymour Fun Run a CFA event. Craig approaching a little snow.
Me finishing Neds Atomic Dustbin Trail - not my favourite!
Craig - it was so wet. Torrential rain.
Me - in the rain!
Craig and I near the finish - Soaking Wet!