We took the opportunity, due to bathroom renovations in our house, to have the family dinner at Hendry’s condo at Red Resort. We met up at the condo, unpacked the extra chairs and the rest of the food, and after checking the turkey in the oven set off for a short walk around the resort.
Starting up the road on our walk – seems steeper than in the winter
We started by checking out the diggings for the planned hotel – lots of rock uncovered, no wonder they call it Granite Mountain! We swung down into the housing development to check out the condos and homes that have been built over the last few years. Most skiers don’t know they exist as they are well hidden from the ski runs. We looped back to the lodge they across the base of Red heading towards the lower part of the Red Top Trail.
Trail on Red Mountain – checking the very large leaves on this plant.
Very cool trail amongst the trees and well maintained by the local trails society – well done guys!
Posing for photo with Granite Mtn in the background.
Off trail and onto the old access road, down through the Caldera housing subdivision and stopping for another photo op with the fall colours of the trees, Granite and Grey Mountains in the background, and a small pile of bear scat just as a reminder meant we were just about back to the condo.
A quick check on the turkey confirmed all was well; a nice bit of relaxation before our newly wed friends Brian & Anna arrived, Uncle Richard was picked up a delivered, and a lot of snacks (bacon wrapped water chestnuts included).
Ping pong game warming up.
Hendry and Jen playing for the win.
Cooks readying the meal.
Time to eat!
The whole gang – Norm holding the camera, Jen, Hendry, Fran, Richard, & newly weds Brian & Anna.