The winter being as it has, the six of us headed up the Frost Trail, with microspikes on, and snowshoes strapped to our packs. We continued up the Maple Ridge Trail to the adventuresome Wampahoofus Trail. Dropping down onto the trail, we ducked under the wampahoofus, and enjoyed the sun, now shining brightly. This trail was also packed, though treacherously icy in places. After enjoying lunch at Butler Lodge we started across the Rock Garden Trail.

We complemented David on the well-blazed trail, as he is the maintainer. He then impressed us with bw ease of crawling through a summertime tunnel, clogged with snow, in only three tries. Although more or less a traverse, this trail is actually more difficult than it’s moderate rating. A rapid descent of the Maple Ridge and Frost Trails soon had us back at the trailhead.

Attendees: Darryl Smith, Margaret Benn, Jeff Wehrwein, John Predom, David Hathaway, Peter Cottrell.