Something unusual happened during the weekend, I didn't take a day off. I was very busy showing the benefits of one of the most innovative and breakthrough technologies than humankind has ever known.
Therefore I took Monday off. On my continuous pursue of learning the inners of cross country skiing I headed towards Manning Park Resort.
If you are in the mood for skiing and snowboarding, the resort has more than 140 acres of ski and snowboard terrain including 24+ marked trails and 4 ski lifts. The top elevation is 1790m (5868ft) and the base elevation is at 1353m (4451ft).
If you have little children, there is a groomed snowplay where where you can use toboggans and sleds. I went to the novice area where I was practicing how to stop when going downhill
The Resort offers an introductory Backcountry Ski Toruring Course that I would love to take. The only problem is that $225 are between me and the course.
Tired of falling down, I did a small loop on Strawberry Flats. Its name comes from the abundance of wild strawberries that can be picked in late July. There is a fantastic diversity of floral species in this very small area. The peak flower bloom is usually in mid July.
I finished my outing taking a last break on Thunder Lakes. Between June - October you can have a pleasant walk along the shores of four lakes: Lightning, Flash, Strike and Thunder. This lake valley was carved out thousands of years ago when sediments from receding glaciers built up areas of the valley floor, choking off the meltwater to form the lakes.
I had a good time, it's nice to be in a place where I can make some time to recharge my batteries. I think the outdoors is one of many ways to nurture our soul and keep everything else --like the mind and body-- balanced.
Round trip: 438.5 km (275 miles)