Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Back in the Alpine

Its been a while since Suzanne and I had the pleasure of hiking in the alpine. We took advantage of the grandparent's baby sitting services and planned two days of hiking in Waterton. The weather was just about perfect and we were fortunate to be joined by a great group of friends.

Saturday July 1st - The Carthew - Alderson hike from Cameron Lake back to the Waterton townsite. Its 18km one way with a bit of elevation gain, but the grade is so gentle you'll never know you're going up. Great hike.

Karl on the last bit before the pass. Glacier National Park in the USA behind him.

Wildflowers near the pass.

The view from the pass looking down the way back to town. The prairies off in the distance.

There is no better way to celebrate Canada day then playing in the snow.

Old growth forest on the way down.

Sunday, July 2nd - For the second hike we did the Forum Lake to Wall Lake loop over the the Akamina ridge. Its a 20km route on one of the most scenic ridges I know of.

Pat and Jill over looking Wall Lake.

Heather, Kipp, Laura and Brian near the high point on Akamina Ridge.

This is pretty much what I figure heaven will look like.

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