Snowshoeing Strathcona Park

I’ve wanted to try snowshoeing for a while now, and so a last minute trip up to Mount Washington in Strathcona Provincial Park afforded the opportunity.  I got the rest of the family settled into their respective activities and set off to the Nordic Centre to pick up my gear.  On the suggestion of the very kind staff, I set off from Raven Lodge to combine Old Cabin Loop train along with Crooked Creek Trail.

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I was surprised by how easy it was to get used to the snowshoes, but it was pretty simple and I was moving along at a good pace, stopping along the way to take photos.

It was gently snowing making for a enchanting scene and I will definitely go again as soon as I can.

Here’s  some of my favourite photos of the outing:

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My Top 10 Photos for 2014

We’ve had a great year as a family and spent a lot of time outdoors enjoying being disconnected from the hustle and bustle of a busy life. It’s funny how when you get away from your regular routine and into nature, you can really reconnect as a family and remember what really matters!

I came across Jim Goldstein’s annual Your Best Photos project, and so I thought would participate. So here are my ten favourite photos for 2014.

Sandcut Beach near Victoria, BCSandcut Beach

Fairy Lake near Port Renfrew, BC on Vancouver Island.Fairy Lake Fir

Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, Canadian RockiesFollow the Leader

Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park, Canadian Rockies14688569254_5d5f3a3ec9_o

Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park, Canadian RockiesTakakkaw Falls

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies14784835179_e68a708037_o

Lake O’Hara, Yoho National Park, Canadian RockiesCabins on the Lake

Lake O’Hara, Yoho National Park, Canadian Rockies15078174208_e71a9abe55_o

On the Lake Oesa Trail, Yoho National Park, Canadian RockiesAlong the Trail

Japanese Garden in Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BCJapanese Garden Oasis

Trail near Botanical Beach, Port Renfrew, BC on Vancouver Island.In the Woods

I think that might be eleven, but that’s how I roll. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to visit these places along with my favourite people.  I also wish to thank  each and every one of you that took the time to take a look at my photo adventures.  I look forward to more adventures in 2015!