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!
Taking in the tourist attractions from up high: Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, the Burgess Shale UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yoho! … More 20170722: Superhero Saturday (Wapta Mountain, Yoho N.P.)
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)
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. … More Seeking normalcy after Mt. Haig
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 … More 20161028: Tourist Weekend in Banff: film, food, snow!
Mount Temple lies on the Divide, with Valley of the Ten Peaks on the south and Paradise Valley on the north. Before going, review Parks Canada’s “Guide to Scrambling Mount Temple” available online. Don’t let its popularity fool you; Temple is a big mountain that owns the highest number of fatalities of any of the … More 20160812: Mount Temple’s epic vistas (Moraine Lake, Banff)
Aunt Helena, on visit from Toronto, lamented that there didn’t seem to be much to do in our mountains at this time of year. My jaw dropped. Are you kidding me?! Granted, you won’t find many (any) organized tours and some visitor centers will have closed, but hey, early winter in the mountains means that … More 20151130: November Subzero! Bring on the snow and ice.