Cross-country skiing in the wildlands

January 2nd, 2015, 6pm

We drove as far as we could and then strapped on our skis, headed for Smudge Creek deep in Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. The air was cold and still, and the sky was a deep, rich blue.

After following the trail through forest, we crossed Head River and that’s where we had to take off our skis and start climbing over bedrock and sliding across scattered pieces of ice. Fresh powder covered the rock and clung to the trees. Clouds began to cover the southern sky. We regrouped on the river with the Smudge Creek stretching out to the north.

We stomped on our skis and continued on.

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Christine and Paul said thanks.

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Jonathon Reed

Cheerful wanderer. Passionate about breakfast and jumping off high things. Exploring is in my blood.

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