We finished out our 2012 Rocky Mountain season with a four-day backpack trip into the Mount Assiniboine region. We started and ended at Sunshine Village, hiking through Citadel Pass and back. The first day from Sunshine to Og Lake was long and rough, but we met a few ardent souls at Lake Magog the next […]Read more "Mount Assiniboine Region"
I spent a few days in Waterton Lakes National Park shooting for my border project, and on the way back to Banff, decided to take advantage of the lovely weather, and scramble up Mt Tyrwhitt in the Highwood Pass. Tyrwhitt was supposed to be a moderate scramble of 4.5 – 6 hours, with a simple, […]Read more "Mount Tyrwhitt"
Went up on a nice ramble with friends to Molar Pass. While a good chunk of this trail is in the forest, the grades are such that you barely notice the elevation change, and the creek and forest en route are very picturesque. I was not anticipating such a majestic view at the pass, and […]Read more "Molar Pass"
This is the summer of excess. Beginning with a four day trip into the cushy Lake O’Hara campground, it was time to drop some coin on another bus that would take us onto the edge of the alpine. The Sunshine shuttle will whisk you up 6km to the Sunshine Village trailheads for a not so […]Read more "Fatigue Mountain via Citadel Pass"
This one has been on my list since I began hiking in the Rockies back in 2006. I initially heard about it from a friend that was working at the nearby Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, and then through Kathy & Craig Copeland’s ‘Don’t Waste your Time in the Canadian Rockies’ guidebook. While there is no official trailhead, […]Read more "Bow Peak"
To follow up on my post for Heart Mountain on August 7th, the forecast for today was ‘sunny, becoming cloudy in the afternoon with a 30% chance of showers in the late afternoon, and early evening’. In actuality it was cloudy and dark as the inside of a cow when we left the parking lot […]Read more "Wenkchemna Pass"
Weather forecasting is a subtle art in the mountains; often it is incorrect. While the forecast for this day called for 10-15mm of precipitation, with the chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon, it turned out to be quite wonderful. After a morning of work in the studio, I decided to make the quick […]Read more "Heart Mountain"