My second trip to the mountain trails this year lead to Cypress Mountain park. The snowshoe trails in this park are separate from the alpine skiing trails, the nordic area is on Hollyburn Mountain while the alpine activities are on both Black Mountain and Mount Strachan. Since it was a cloudy and snowy day outside I did not venture to the peak of Hollyburn Mountain (this trail is maintained by BC Parks), but rather stuck around in the network of smaller and lower intensity trails that are maintained by Cypress Mountain’s nordic activities group.
The snowfall in the Vancouver (BC, Canada) area has been relentless lately, meaning there was plenty of fresh snow that made for a joyful day of snowshoeing and produced beautiful scenery of untouched fresh snow on the ground and weighing down tree branches.
It was a relatively quiet day on the trails, which really just fit the mood of the quiet and chilled environment. I found this only added to the ambience of being out next to nature and taking in the fresh air.