Until just days before, we didn’t know what kind of hike we were going to have on Thanksgiving Sunday. The forecast was for snow. The slopes of the trail from Fort Ethier along Bigstone Creek, while picturesque, are best taken in dry weather. Besides, the Fort Ethier/Bigstone Creek hike had already been cancelled in mid-September, due to the infamous early dump of snow that made the slopes unusable for weeks.
So, for this hike, we changed the route to start at the easier slopes—along Pipestone Creek going west.
For the four people who came out, it was a beautiful autumn day.
There are more photos on Flickr.