Bryant Creek Skipacking with Fiona 2016
Guest Blogger (sort of) 8-year-old Fiona wanted to write up this trip. The timestamped photos are ones she took, and they are accidentally set 12 hours ahead from the camera set up AM, not PM. We went to Banff National Park BR9 campground on Bryant Creek from the Mount Shark trailhead in Spray Lakes Provincial Park. On our middle day, we skied approximately 10km up the valley toward Assiniboine Pass.
Daddy was pulling a sled with mattresses and stuff in it. I didn’t carry my backpack on the way there, but I did on the way back.
We left home. I had a nap in the car. We got to the Mount Shark trailhead. We started skiing. I took selfies of myself.
We crossed a bridge and saw an ice bridge. It was cool.
It got dark. We skied in the dark. [about 3 hours] We set up camp. We set up our tarp to sleep in because it was snowing. [Fiona had planned for us to sleep under the stars]
Next day, we skied to the shelter [Bryant Creek]. We had snack. We had Brie and it wasn’t frozen because Dad put it in his pocket. We went inside the shelter because we wanted to see. I went on the top bunk.
We skied more. We needed to groom the ski trail.
The bunnies went on the trail because it was less deep and I called it a bunny highway.
We saw bear prints crossing the trail. It was cool.
We went back to camp.
Next day, I got “chocolate covered sugar bombs” for breakfast. I made my own “hot chocolate” with the “sugar bomb” dust and water. Daddy made big eyes for the picture.
Next day, we had to go over a log. I helped get the sled over the log.
I skied down some steep hills, but when I was going up a different hill, I fell down. We went over a bridge.
We passed over some creeks and we saw mountains.