Sunday, January 30, 2011

Billowing Snow and Spiralling Eagles

I went snowshoeing today, for the first time ever! It was a gorgeous day for it, sunny and warm. Great workout, about 3.5 hours (including stops for photos and food). Starting at the Cypress Mountain parking area, we followed the trail to Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs. The views were spectacular, and we were lucky to see a family of four bald eagles. It was one of those days when I was so thankful to live where I do, and for my health and the privilege of doing things like this (oh wait, that's every day! :).

Here are a few photos:

Here we're overlooking Vancouver, with Mount Baker in the background:

And my weekly summary:
Monday - 7 miles, roads
Tuesday - 6.4 miles, night trail run
Saturday - 9.5 miles, groomed trails
Sunday - 3.5 hours of snowshoeing! :)

My mileage has been pretty low for the last couple of weeks. I'm hoping to do better this week, but life is crazy busy these days, so we'll see how it goes.


  1. Everything just perfect! I'm sure snowshoeing must be hard on the legs.

  2. It wasn't hard on the legs... I just have a couple of tiny sore spots today, but nothing to speak of. I was expecting worse. But we had easy conditions (the snow was neither deep nor soft, and we had a good packed trail most of the way). :)

  3. Sounds nice, great pics. I'm surprised it wasn't hard on the legs...amazing.

  4. Beautiful views. Such a great photo of the eagle especially.