Going outside for a breath of fresh air and to get some exercise is much more challenging these days, due to the physical distancing guidelines we are currently dealing with. The situation we are facing is making it difficult, if not impossible, to participate in things we usually take for granted. We still need to keep active, though, and it’s good to go outdoors, providing we do this in a safe, responsible manner.
Earlier this week, I donned my snowshoes and climbed a nearby ridge overlooking Crowsnest Mountain and the Seven Sisters. These scenic mountains are emblematic of Crowsnest Pass and have been photographed countless times over the years. All of the photos in this post were taken with my camera attached to a tripod, using an intervalometer set to take an exposure every few seconds.
There was still plenty of snow in sheltered wooded areas and on the old logging road leading to the top of the ridge. The amount of snow diminished considerably, as I approached the windswept summit. Once on top, I enjoyed spectacular views of Crowsnest Mountain, the Seven Sisters, and numerous other mountains along the Alberta – British Columbia border.
Physical exercise is an important activity for our mental and physical health. If you venture outdoors, be kind, be considerate, and be safe.