After Monday’s cloud cover and wet snow, we weren’t surprised to wake up Tuesday morning to a bit of snow on the ground and some low cloud/fog hugging the bottom of the Bow Valley. But we were quick to get outside in the afternoon, once the sun evaporated the residual moisture.
After a brief family discussion, we headed down to the Bow River to search for signs of spring on Mantracker Island (which we first mentioned in this Feb 2012 entry). But unlike our Family Day visit, when Oldest GeoKid was down in New Orleans, this time the whole family crossed the fallen spruce to Mantracker Island.
Although spring run-off hasn’t really started, the water level is relatively high in the Bow River…which means the ground water level on Mantracker Island is pretty high and since the temperatures have warmed up a little, the ground was a little soggy. Oldest GeoKid decided against getting muddy and headed back home, while the rest of us trekked a little further along the shore of the island.
Total distance walked today was just over 4 km. Great time in the outdoors with the whole family (at least for part of the time) and probably our last visit to Mantracker Island until after the spring run-off. A little time with some topo maps and hiking guidebooks just might reveal a new location for our next adventure!