Is anyone else getting excited for winter? The days are noticeably shorter, the nights are cooler, and the leaves are changing. We’re usually skiing on Elk Pass by the last week in November but I couldn’t wait.
This one is no contest. Elk Pass is so much nicer in the winter. I biked it back on Aug 4, and while it’s an enjoyable ride to the Blueberry junction, skiing it is just so much more fun. The scenery is spectacular in both seasons.
I rode right to the top where it meets Tyrwhitt and Hydroline, and the final 500 metres is not easy or fun. It becomes swampy after the final hill and the mosquitoes were vicious and profuse. I walked a good portion of that last stretch while being eaten alive. I hurriedly took a few photos at the picnic table and got the h*ll out of there. Give me snow and -10°C any old day.
These photos were all taken at approximately the same location so it’s fun to compare. What a wonderful country when we can get such contrasting landscapes, all in the same year!
More photos comparing winter and summer…