Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Chilcotin Holidays

Forest Skiing

My socks and gloves are soaked, I am running low on water and I am still hungry. However, you forget about all these things when being up here. My alarm clock went off at five o clock. Ate a quick breakfast and off to the mountains we went. We drove for about one hour up the mountains through thick forests and great meadows. The car was a small 4x4 and great for this sort of terrain but this terrain was so tough, but it was all good because that just meant more exercise for us. Two hours of fast hiking up the narrow trails, I realized that it would probably have been a good idea to have brought snowshoes. The snow was about two feet and fresh. This meant that we were walking in snow up to our knees for about two more hours. It was probably some of the toughest I have ever done. You start thinking is it really worth it; hiking for 4-5 hours for about 30 minutes of skiing. We reached the top at about lunchtime and we were all exhausted. The view was the best I have ever seen. Huge mountains with beautiful meadows and ridges. I have probably seen better views, but this one felt like the best. I think that is was because of the work we had to do to see the view. It is different from taking a ski lift up the mountains; it is the hard part that make it worth it. And yes it was worth it. I couldn’t wait to go down this mountain, but I was also a bit nervous. I have never tried backcountry skiing and most importantly, never with skies this long. Nevertheless, down I went, maybe not so elegant, but fast it went. The feeling I get when skiing, is maybe the best I know. Especially, when I have worked so hard to get up here. Through narrow spaces and close calls to big trees, gave me an adrenalin kick that I have never had before.

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We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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