Hmm, the Wilderness Office guy said as he went down the line to ask what routes hikers were requesting permits for. Should be okay… Nobody else is asking about Half Dome today… … More 20170918: Breathing wildfire air atop Half Dome (Yosemite NP)
Summits off the Jasper Skyline Trail: The Notch, Amber, Tekarra, Signal. … More 20170723, 26: Skyline Trail Peaks (Maligne Range, Jasper N.P.)
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. … More 20170813: Devil’s Thumb (Lake Louise, Banff)
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!
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 … More 20170726-27: Windswept and sunbaked (Castle Wilderness traverse to Waterton N.P.)
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.)
Sounds ideal, no? Spending time outside, reading, and playing in the kitchen. … More Banff Recovery: Hike Read Pastry Repeat