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.)
When people at the office ask how my weekend went, I usually say something like, “Oh, good, thanks, I had a good weekend”. When they ask what I did, I say something like, “Yeah, just went to the mountains”. The mountains are not something I talk about at work, possibly because I doubt anyone would … More 20151002: Larch+Scramble, Round 2 (Lake O’hara, Yoho)
The lyrics to Ace of Base’s Lucky Love might not make very much sense but if you “grew up” with it like I did, you might be inclined to linger at the Canadian Brewhouse just a bit longer when the track comes up on the playlist. Even after the tab’s paid. Even after a long day of work and a long … More 20150327-Life is a Paradise
I felt like I’d won the lottery; Parks Canada posted on their website that they had a rare cancellation on the shuttle going up to Lake O’hara. So I took the spot. Unfortunately it was such a crappy wet day and my camera also crapped out on the Huber Ledges pass from the moisture in … More 20141004: Lake O’hara area (Yoho)
When more than one mountain guide tells you that Lake O’Hara is his #1 pick for the Rockies, you listen. Off the Great Divide, the Alberta side of Victoria and Lefroy drain to Lake Louise; water running down the other side of the divide into BC drains to Lake O’Hara. But what a contrast from … More 20140824: Lake O’Hara Alpine Circuit (Yoho)