A 3-hr orientation hike, destination: abandoned ashram somewhere in the Mojave-Kern, the "land of cloud-nourished trees and wild things that live without drink..."
Play day! Crowfoot Mountain north peak, picnics in the sun, posing with strange rock formations, Bow Falls, and in general just meandering around.
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.
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.
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.
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!