First light breaks through morning fog on a Salt Spring Island mountain trail. Winter in the Gulf Islands…
10:00 am, south of the Mount Erskine summit
Another day, another hike. This time on the Erskine Trails, with the marginally faithful Westie: Cameron.
The fog, frost and snow make it so quiet, peaceful and different from the usual view.
Caution required though as one step off that ledge takes you very quickly to forest floor many hundreds of feet below.
There are only so many mountains on a small island like Salt Spring. So it’s been mentioned and photographed before on this website. Quickly browse the other Erskine posts by typing erskine in the search box at the bottom of the website. Or, if you’re in a big hurry, just click here.
Yesterday the sky was full of snow, but it didn’t amount to anything—except for cold and wet slop on the back of your neck. It even made for a very sad photo. Hopefully this wasn’t our ‘snow’ for 2015…I’m ready for another 1996. How about you?