|Unpacking the bikes for a day on the mountain|
The air was crisp with a fall chill, the sun was shining (for most of it), we were outside doing something fun and athletic, we had a great little picnic while it snowed and then we ended it with an awesome beer and great meal!
We packed up the Subaru and off we went - it was finally time to try out my new (to me, thanks Kijiji) mountain bike and hit the trails. We decided to go to K-country and found a place that would suffice and unloaded quickly. we were on our way.
The weather was perfect as we started our little bike to a little mountain pond. We wove in and out of trees and the path grew from a paved path to just a mountain trail. Before we knew it, we were smack in the middle of the wilderness. The air grew sweeter with the fragrance of the pine needles being crunched under our tires. The birds and animals scurried and flew in the distance. It was calm and still and silent; it was perfect.
|Wedge Pond - magnificant|
On the way back, we begrudgingly started up the embankment only to, moments later, fly down the hill we had climbed. You never seem to know how high you have climbed until you have to decend. I was a wild woman, flying down the mountain side, feeling the fresh fall breeze speed past me. It was bliss, sheer and utter bliss!
|The water was so COLD! We had to cross this river by foot.|
Having had an amazing day in the mountains, we headed home, back to the city. As the sun set over the mountains that drive home, I knew that this day was going to be the day in the mountains to beat. Challenge accepted!