This was a picture perfect winter hike to this popular peak. Our group got off to a planned late start, with three participants meeting at 10 a.m. and two others joining the group at the trailhead. We took it easy, enjoying conversation, stillness, admiration for the twig tepee and snow-covered cairn along the trail, the sunshine and, well, being in the woods on a beautiful day. We paused for photo ops and snacks at the rocky outcropping of the summit.

Views in all directions were spectacular, and headed down with lots of daylight left to savour.

Participants: Mark Blanchard, Suzanne Daningburg, David Hathaway and his four-legged friend Bailey, Mary Keenan, Robert Riversong.