After moving to Canmore from Montreal less than a week ago, I decided to stretch my legs on Mount Yamnuska. A popular climbing spot and great early season conditioning hike, my route followed the climbers access path to the base of impressive cliffs, then gained the eastern ridge before traversing the backside of the mountain. I started the scramble early in the day, and was greeted with an over-capacity parking lot upon my return. This is surely a popular outing, especially on weekends. Most people follow the official hiking trail however, and don’t do the traverse, so despite its popularity, I had a relatively peaceful walk.