I got to try out my new Scarpa hiking boots that I got for a steal. They were great, no hotspots or blisters to report. They are now officially my new hiking boots, and I am semi-retiring my Merrells. I didn't waterproof them so they'd get wet and the leather then would stretch and soften a bit. I wish I hadn't lost my gaiters as I really needed them today. The snow came into the boots in the heavy snow, so I had really wet feet by the end.
I was the sweep, so I made sure that no one was left behind. A lady named Karen, was struggling up, but I told her that there was no rush, and not to feel pressured. She made it up in good time, we were just behind some other people, so we were not really that far apart! I congratulated her for doing such a great job going up. I didn't mind taking my time as I didn't want to leave anyone behind nor pressure them to go faster.
|Nice rest stop with views of Fraser Lake|
|Looking East towards Prince George|
|Lots of snow, but no snowshoes needed|
|Lunch break with fire tower in distance.|