Of the many backpack trips I've done, White Goat is probably the star of them all for its alpine lakes and solitude. You want Canadian Rockies wilderness? This is it.
Iztaccíhuatl, the 3rd highest peak in Mexico, is called "White Woman" because its overlapping cones resemble a woman lying on her back. This is my trip report of our summit attempt.
We discovered glaciers, wild cows, a historic building, fossils, and ice pellets on our way up Cerro Zapata.
Play day! Crowfoot Mountain north peak, picnics in the sun, posing with strange rock formations, Bow Falls, and in general just meandering around.
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.
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... Continue Reading →
Taking in the tourist attractions from up high: Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, the Burgess Shale UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yoho!