We sure hoped we'd find some ice to climb in the early season.
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.
Taking in the tourist attractions from up high: Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, the Burgess Shale UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yoho!
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.
I was no longer The Girl Who Defied Death, but The Girl Who Leaves Work Early and goes home while everyone else contributes something important to society. The feeling of care disappears. The micro-attention I'd previously pushed away left of its own accord, leaving, surprisingly, loneliness.
Here comes shoulder season in our Rockies! It's the quiet transition between summer and winter tourist seasons. When the sun's out, making fresh snow sparkle, it's spectacular. Friday: After work D and I treated ourselves to the lobster and steak buffet at Stoney Nakoda casino. Prime Rib! Seafood galore! Gingerbread sticky toffee pudding? Delicious. And... Continue Reading →