We left Chile for Argentina, trading Cerveza Austral for Quilmes, Carménère for Malbec.
We discovered glaciers, wild cows, a historic building, fossils, and ice pellets on our way up Cerro Zapata.
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...
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.
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!