March 8th, 2020
~ submitted by John Young
Lucky or what? My fifth time snowshoeing in the last 2 months and each time the trees have been adorned with snow! Some years, you might never get that, as the snow melts off or is pelted off with untimely rains.
This time, we had snow on the trees right from the parking lot, and although the skies were clear when we set out at 9:45, cloud moved in, limiting our view from the summit.
Ascending Wood Mountain:
Strathcona Park Sign February 2 & March 8:
Mt Becher Ascent:
Group Summit Photo :
But it was calm, and warm, near zero, and we relaxed on the summit for half an hour before descending.
Total time (not including the lunch break): 4:48, Distance: 10.89 km, Ascent: 613 m, Temperature: near zero