We go to Kananaskis each year for the hunt for a Christmas tree. Usually you see some kind of wildlife and this year it was a mountain sheep.
We have had an unprecedented amount of snow this year here in southern Alberta and although the weather was mild at home, it got much colder in the mountains.
The roads were slippery but with scenery like this it is worth it (even if the photos were taken through my dirty windshield! lol)
We have a camping spot we usually go to omplete with picnic tables and firepits and while the rest go trooping through the woods in search of the tree, I build a fire and heat up hot chocolate and chili for a snack after they get back.
This year the road into our little spot was gated off so we had to walk in through a kilometer of snow carrying all the gear. We soon found out that the closure was because the bridge over the creek had been swept away in last summer's floods so we had to jump from one icy rock to another to get across the creek.
There saw quite a few people out there - hiking, skiiing, snowmobiling and looking for Christmas trees.
The kids come although the grandkids are old enough now they can think of better ways to spend a day than getting cold for a Charlie Brown tree. It is a bit of a family tradition though so I guess we will keep going. We aren't quite ready to switch to a tree lot tree or an artificial one.
So, here is my little tree, now three quarters decorated and leaning into a corner because it decided to fall over. Personally, I think I might be a little tired of this tradition!