Thanksgiving Hike

Bree, Tiara, Hunter with Ash and Pedley.

Hunter organized a fantastic fall hike up Pedley Pass. We started out early and were on the trail by 8:30. Bree, Hunter, Tiara, Bree’s Dad Dave, Mike, Dave and me cut through the bush to Bumpy Meadows and then higher to the crossroads. We were accompanied by the good dogs Willow, Ash and Pedley damned and determined to explore her namesake.

Dad Dave bathing in the mornings first sliver of light.

We choose to cut across to the small lake instead of the ridge. Our pace was good and the sun was still down at 11:00 at the lake. After a bite to eat we had some time to explore and take some photos.

Tiara and Hunter exploring the rocks.

Dad Dave and Mike shot the shit at the lake. Bree walked Pedley around the lake, Hunter and Tiara headed for higher ground through the rocks and Dave and I looked for fossils.

Dave cracking shale to reveal a small sea creature.

We all gave thanks for family, good friends, health and the wonderful natural vistas that met us at every bend on the trail. I can think of no better way to spend a weekend. 

Beautiful Bree running Pedley along the trail.

Very fine day.

Mike, a man who makes everyone feel special, while having kicked the ass of cancer in his spare time.

14 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Hike

    1. underswansea

      It is gorgeous this time of year with the turning Larch. The weather has been blue skies and we are only starting to get frost in the valley bottom. Take care.

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      1. Jim R

        Today was very changeable day. Lightning before dawn, some rain, clouds, then clearing, northwest winds and 70˚, more wind and clouds, gusts to >40mph, rain showers at sunset as the sun shined and gave us a double rainbow. Now it is clear with the moonrising.


      2. underswansea

        This fall has been one for the books. I just went over and covered my neighbours peppers to protect them from the frost. Peppers in October! Unheard of around here. Double rainbows are good luck.

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      3. Jim R

        I have two poblano pepper plants that are still blooming and making little peppers. That will end in a few days. Killing hard freeze is on the way. After that, I will pull them and plant some garlic cloves.


    1. underswansea

      The dogs are huge. They both get along great with Willow. Fossils here are mostly found on the mountains where there is shale. The Rocky Mountains have a few famous places for this. It is amazing, being in the high country and realizing the rocks were once covered with a sea. Of course that was before the mountains pushed there way skyward.


      1. mountaincoward

        Some of our limestone mountains (which also used to be under the sea) have fossils. As we build the dry stone walls around the enclosed bits using the rock on the hills, there are fossils in the walls too!

        We have a lot of shale around where I live too…


      2. underswansea

        Very interesting. Your mountains are much older than the Rockies in Canada. They have been rounded off while ours still show signs of being pushed up. I sure would like to see those glaciers grow back. They will someday. I would like to those stone walls and ruins you see on your hikes.


    1. underswansea

      Thanks Julie! Willow puts on many more miles than the big dogs on her quest for rodents. I think the big dogs, like most people who meet Willow for the first time, are in amazement at her stamina. Take care. Good to see you back holding down the fort at Frog Pond Farm.

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