It’s Starting to Feel like Summer in the Mountains

I know, it’s only mid-April but when the weather throws me a high temperature, I begin to look at the Kootenay lake with anticipation. When can I go in for a swim? We have a long standing competition between the guides at Mountain Trek…who jumps into the water first? Brrrr….trust me, this water never truly warms up but gosh! does it invigorate your body, mind, and soul once you take the plunge. For those of you who have been here and done that, you know what I mean.

This kind of weather also turns up the desire to get outside, to simply be outside. Lucky I live here, in case you don’t know where the Kootenays are, that’s okay. It’s a piece of paradise nestled between a few mountain ranges, we kinda like to keep it a secret because once you visit you never want to leave. Our facebook page (Mountain Trek) has loads of photos as I can’t even find the words to describe the sheer beauty of this place. And did I mention that it looks like the spring is going to be awesome weather? I’m packing my backpack this weekend to go check out the trails we hike. And for those of you coming to MT, it’s sure to be some fine spring hiking. Just smell that skunk cabbage! (it’s one of the first wild flowers to show up in the spring here).