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.
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.
A half day family hike in the Canadian Rockies foothills subalpine meadows; carpets of wildflowers in June... Simply sublime.
Since we'd be in Banff for the Banff Film Fest closing awards anyway D and I decided to do a local peak and just see how far we'd get in the amount of time we had. We were thinking it'd be a chilly cloudy day, and it certainly started that way, but ended up quite... Continue Reading →
Bourgeau Lake is a popular hike, understandably so. It’s close to the town of Banff. The trail’s wide and packed and non-technical. There’s impressive waterfalls, views across the valley of the dramatic Sawback Range, colourful alpine flowers, and the reward of the blue-green gem of a lake set into the glacially-carved amphitheatre. It’s so popular... Continue Reading →
I've only been doing short stuff in the mountains lately. Just concentrating on other things, despite the above-average high temps this winter and clear sunny days. A while back I did Ha-Ling with G from the scrambling club (as a Plan B when our Kootenays trip got cancelled due to snowfall warnings), and he was... Continue Reading →