A little ski trip at Manning Park
During the winter, Helen and I enjoy a bit of
country skiing. A few years ago Helen and some friends did a
Sigge's bus trip to Manning Park. After a false start, we
eventually booked seats on a trip and way early in the morning we were
on a bus heading out to Manning Park.
Manning Park is about 3 hours away from
having driven it a few times in the past, it's not a trip I would do as
a day trip very often
]. Riding on a
bus (sleeping much of it)
seems to be a much more realistic way to do the trip.
When we arrived we first stopped at the lodge (bathroom break) and then
drove up to Lightning lakes. We got our ski's and got out on the
impressively smooth runs.
Most of my cross country skiing experience in
few years has been on Cypress which is anything but flat. It's a
good work out if you are so inclined (and you will be inclined), but
it's hardly a stroll in the park.
We skied back to the lodge for lunch and after lunch tried to take a
few action shots. Cross country is hardly an action adventure
sport so with my one medium length lens it was hard to get a really
I tried to get some environmental shots
(it really was beautiful with the overcast sky and the recently fallen
snow) but again, compelling is somewhat hard to come by.
We ended the day with a ski across the lake. There was a well
beaten trail across the lake and we met people coming the other way but
Helen wasn't too impressed with out run out. I loved it.
What do you do.
The bus ride back had wine and cheese, some snacky veggies and much
more "awake" time. We munched on the lunches we packed but didn't
eat and arrived back in Vancouver in pretty good shape. Overall,
a very good day.
Tags: snow(6), skiing(4), forest(3), lake(2), monochromatic(1), bridge(1)
People: Helen(7), Mark(4), John(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2020 to 2005 > February 2007
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