At last! The snowfall was deep enough to cover the trails and soft enough to cushion a fall. It had been a snowshoe-giving Christmas here in Gaultois but we had needed to be patient with a mild start to winter on the south coast. But today, clean white snow covered the ground, and as we headed past the cemetery and up onto the Piccarie trail the sun was shining out of a clear blue sky.
It was easier to master than we had imagined. No one went headlong into the snow as we climbed to the top ponds. But neither were we certain as to just how frozen the water was as we skirted the icy edges and stayed on the trail.
But the strenuous climb was worth it for the views!
We look forward to more trekking across the frozen ponds of this wondrous Winterland.