‘Tis the Season

I was going through some of my photos last week when I came across several that I took a few years ago. A couple of these were taken while snowshoeing with friends on the outskirts of Bellevue, on a snow-covered ridge overlooking Turtle Mountain and the Frank Slide.

It was a picture-perfect winter morning. The sun was shining and the sky was clear. The only tracks in the fresh snow covering the ground were the ones left by our snowshoes. We followed the ridge westward for a short distance then dropped in to visit Connelly Lake.

Snowshoeing across Connelly Lake

Another day in the same year, I climbed Iron Ridge, west of Coleman, and was rewarded with a beautiful view of Crowsnest Mountain. Its towering peaks and steep flanks were covered with fresh snow that glistened in the late afternoon sun.

Crowsnest Mountain

As 2023 draws to a close, I would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.”
– Melody Beattie

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  1. Jim ONeil December 23, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

    Merry Christmas Vic, and the best of 2024 to you. Your photos are always an inspiration to me.
    Your friend Jim

    • Vic Bergman December 23, 2023 at 9:53 pm #

      Hi Jim,

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Joyce, and your family!

  2. Gerry Thompson December 20, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

    Hi Vic – thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures and Christmas wishes. Quite a change this year with next to no snow.
    I hope you spend time with family and friends and have a very Merry Christmas.

    • Vic Bergman December 20, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

      Hi Gerry,

      It’s a big difference in the Pass this year, compared to my photos. I hope we get a bunch of snow soon. We will need it come spring. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. robert garnier December 20, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

    Vic: Merry Christmas…

    • Vic Bergman December 20, 2023 at 6:22 pm #

      Hi Bob,

      Merry Christmas to you and Becky!

  4. Allan Palmer December 20, 2023 at 8:54 am #

    And a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well Vic!

    • Vic Bergman December 20, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

      Hi Allan,

      Thank you. Merry Christmas to you, as well!

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