Keeping it local-Silver Springs to the Bow.

Trip date: Sunday Dec 26, 2021

Submitted by SteveR


Just me, but there were a few other hardy souls out too.


I had an enjoyable 2 hour Boxing Day excursion from home in Silver Springs- out the back gate, down the alley into the Botanical Gardens, and onwards to the Bow River with a loop through Bowmont and Dale Hodges parks. At -28 the worst part was actually getting out there- once warmed up, things were fine other than a minor bit of frostnip to my nose. Snow conditions were fairly slow despite the polar glide and grip wax, following beaten down dog walker paths, good ski tracks both my own and others, and breaking trail here and there. Coverage was great everywhere- now is the time to enjoy a ski tour in your corner of the city!