An (overworked) friend of mine was looking to get into the wilderness to take a break, and asked if we could go hiking. Karen was out volunteering this week, so it was just Kim and I out for a wander. We were originally planning to go to Spencer Creek but the weather wasn't really favouring that with some snow forecast for that elevation. So instead, we took a peaceful wander to Old Goat Falls, a pleasant and easy lower elevation walk up a creek to a very cool waterfall.
It was not warm when we started, but the walk up the creek was pleasant as always. I hadn't been up here since the 2013 floods; there's still some flood damage, but not that much.
|The creek flows...|
|A distinct lack of toenails|
The falls were certainly churning when we got to their base, and there was still lots of snow, all covered with the dead trees of avalanche debris.
|The falls and the snow|
...for 3 hours.
Just watching the world go by, talking about stuff, and having the entire valley to ourselves. Well, us and the odd Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel...
|Kim watching him|
|Out for a walk|
|Arguing about who gets the rock|