Mount Assiniboine Region

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 […]

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Mount Tyrwhitt

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, […]

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Molar Pass

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 […]

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Bow Peak

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, […]

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Wenkchemna Pass

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 […]

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Heart Mountain

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 […]

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