This trip had been postponed for a week, during which time more than a metre of snow fell on Mt. Washington. Wednesday was the first day that the nordic area re-opened after they prepared a few snowshoe trails, plowed the road and parking lot. Eleven of us arrived on the mountain to unexpectedly sunny weather. It was gorgeous. Only a few trails were officially open, but it didn’t matter because people had broken trails everywhere. We started on Tree Beard’s Trail and returned on Old Cabin Loop to Raven Lodge for lunch. The snow covered trees and fresh snow were beautiful. We spent a relaxing hour on the Raven Lodge balcony in the sun with a great view of Strathcona Park before heading out again, this time on Rossiter’s Rise. The big climb down meant we had a big climb back up. We again met up with Tree Beard’s Trail and returned to the cars, just as clouds for the next storm were rolling over the mountains. 5.9.km; 3 hours, plus lunch.
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