Chipmunks played hide-and-seek beside and behind us as we made our way up, watching us with bright dark eyes, alternating bravery with hesitancy, and no doubt hoping we’d reward their animated companionship with crumbs from our lunch. … More 20170813: Devil’s Thumb (Lake Louise, Banff)
Summiting mountains in some of the most spectacular scenery of Jasper (Whistlers, Indian Ridge) and Yoho (Whaleback, Pollinger, McArthur). 360 degrees of glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes. … More 20170803-07: High five to Peak Week!
Was looking for a weekday run; that’s how Folding Mountain came onto my radar. Every time I drove into Jasper N.P. from Hinton I’d be looking for the mountain. Which one is it, I’d wonder while looking out the window at the ridges to the East. … More 20170803: Wet evening on Folding Mountain, Hinton
David and I looked back at Victoria Peak, from whence we came. David laughed. “We went straight up the steepest part!!” I looked over at Oscar, who was grinning. Eh well. We’d purposely contoured around the mountain to find an easier path up than the normal route, because we were carrying two days worth of … More 20170726-27: Windswept and sunbaked (Castle Wilderness traverse to Waterton N.P.)
Lakes, waterfalls, snow and ice, summer blooms, 250 million year old coral fossil, and grizzlies. What more could a backcountry enthusiast possibly ask for? … More 20170714-16: Hidden lakes 2 (Mount Cordonnier, Interlakes Kananaskis)
It seems a bit of a trudge, but when you pop out of the trees at the end of Hidden Lake and see what’s ahead in the open terrain, all you’ll want to do is keep going up, up, up. … More 20170702-3: Hidden lakes (Warrior Mountain, Interlakes Kananaskis)
What better way to celebrate summer than in a national park! Steep half day hike for unparalleled views of Consolation Lakes and Moraine Lake. … More Canada Day at Moraine Lake (Tower of Babel)