|We set off with Phil and Alicia on a nice fall day in search of golden larches and other fall colours. Instead we got a taste of winter! The weather was looking iffy down the Kananaskis Valley so we decided to hike the Mt. Allan Centennial Ridge trail which we could see was under blue sky and sunshine. We knew we wouldn't have time for the full hike but figured we could do the first section that would give us some great views. So up we went, straight up, it is a steep hike! The first section is through the trees and most of them were still green, so much for fall colours. As we came out of the trees, the wind picked up, then it started to cloud over, then it started to snow. We're talking the horizontal, blizzard kind of snow. At that point we'd climbed about 1000m and we decided that walking along a ridge in a blizzard was probably not a great idea. On went the down jackets, toques and gloves and we hightailed it back down the mountain. As we got lower it warmed up and the snow turned to rain, off went the down jackets and toques, on went the rain jackets and hoods. We were all prepared so despite the weather, it was another great day in the mountains!