Sunday, October 25, 2020

A secret lake even Google hasn’t heard of

On Pocaterra Ridge
Watercolour and oil pastel
©2020 Charlene Brown

I sometimes research National or Provincial Park websites and the many sporty blogs available to find info and comments about the mountains in the pictures my daughter sends me. With no intention of ever attempting most of the climbs they do, entries such as the following, about Pocaterra Ridge don’t scare me a bit:

·         A really challenging climb, the descent is ever harder than the climb up. Take poles and microspikes.

·         There are four summits to climb along the ridge, with the first one being by far the hardest from the aerobic standpoint. Once on top you can see the best route very clearlywhich couldn’t have been a happy moment for the next commenter...

·         When we finally made it to the top, we discovered it was just the first of four summits, and the path went down and then up forever.

Everyone, depending on the time of year, raved about either the carpets of wildflowers or the dazzling fall colours of the larch.