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Frozen lakes and Friday adventures

Alex and I had a day off together, so went riding on the Lake Minnewanka ice (as well as doing more renovations, but that’s neither picturesque nor interesting). The lake was snow-covered for the first kilometre or so, before the snow began to give way to larger and larger sections of clear ice. The forecast was for the wind to pick up later in the day, and as we rode further, the wind at our backs grew stronger. Eventually we decided to be sensible, and made our way across to the shore, where we could pick up the snowy trail … Continue reading Frozen lakes and Friday adventures

boom lake

It wasn’t going BOOM at all (except for once perhaps, on the way up).     Starting from a parking lot not far South of Castle Junction, you head up through the trees, then up and down a meandering path through the trees til you hit the lake about 5km later. When we went up there were only a few sets of footprints there, some of which had obviously given up after a kilometre or so. The lake was mostly frozen (except for those few disconcertingly slushy sections), and had a few inches of snow on it. There are a … Continue reading boom lake