Sunday, January 25, 2009

Snowshoeing at Crawford Lake

-14C today ... -24C with the windchill.

Rather than staying inside where it was warm, Gord and I went snowshoeing at Crawford Lake today. It was a Single Horizons event. Crawford Lake is about an hour NW of us on the other side of Milton.

There were about 20 of us and Sarah and Sarah were our guides. We followed the yellow trail through the woods. It was about 2.5 kms and took us about an hour and a half.

Because the trails were frozen, we used the newer style of snowshoes since they had steel grips on the bottom so we could dig in. And I didn't fall once!

Here's Crawford Lake. Yes, it was as cold out as it looks. But as long as we kept moving, it was okay.


Here's Gord:


Here's me:


Here's Gord and me at the look off (look how rosy our cheeks are!):


Here's our group at the look off:


We came across some coyote skat. You can tell it's coyote because of the white bunny fur :(


Yep, Chia kitty came with us.

Our guides, Sarah and Sarah, with Chia kitty:


Sarah, on the left, was a fabulous knowlegeable guide!

Back at the Visitor's Centre, LeeAnn had lunch waiting for us ... sandwiches, salads, water, oranges, cookies and chips/pretzels.

As much as I whine about the cold, it was a fun day to be outside!

9 comments:

Angie in TO said...

Did you see any birds? Rob and I wanna do that next year. :)

Teena in Toronto said...

No, we didn't see any birds.

But Sarah said that there are lots of birds at nearby Rattlesnake Ridge. Crawford Lake is near the Mount K. park you guys go to.

There is a two hour hike in the area that sounds fabulous. We should do it in the spring and you guys can pick out the birds.

Incog & Nito said...

I can't imagine anything that cold, especially while we are sweltering down here in Australia. Looks like you had a great time. Enjoy your day!

LeeAnn said...

I saw tons of birds Angie outside
the visitor centre where I was
getting lunch. Cardinals and a lot of smaller birds I don't know the names of.

Sue said...

Looks like fun, but soooo cold!

WendyCarole said...

looks like a lovely day out

Tina said...

that lake looks really really cold!!!! buuurgggh!!

Teresa said...

You are a brave soul. Hardly managed to get out of the house this weekend. Good for you, looks like a really fun day.

Michelle said...

Looks like you guys had an amazing time. You even make the snow look warm. Thanks for sharing.