On vacation with my wife and wanted to bag my first canadian rocky peak - this is a great one! The views can't be beat!
Have done this hike about 4 or 5 times, always a great time.
My trip up was in June 2001.
One of my favorites on the trip.
This was the 5th peak of our hiking extravaganza. After doing Temple the day before, our first impression from the approach trail was that it didn't look all that interesting, but it got a lot better the closer we got. We saw a lot of fearless marmots in the valley.
It's a long way from Long Lake to Alberta. Hard core!
Good leg stretcher on (as I remember) a fabulous bluebird Canada Day in the Rockies!
Beautiful meadows followed by a long hike up scree. Too much cloud to see all the views, but what we could see was amazing from this little peak. At the lake, watch out for aggressive marmots that have been spoiled...
I have a picture blown up 2 foot by 3 foot in my study. It is the view of the Wapta icefield and the spectrum of lakes draining its runoff down to Bow Lake. It is from the top of this beautiful peak. Do it or its wilder sister Bow Peak.
Day 10 of 2004 Sierra Challenge
Climbed some random Cl 3 route starting just above Long Lake.
Can't beat the view; very beautiful.
An absolutely beautiful area. Fantastic hike/easy scramble. Knockout view of Bow Lake and the Wapta Icefield from the summit.
My highest canadian summit, what a shame. Nice and easy.
My first Spruce Grouse on the way down.
Next day, when passing nearby on Icefield parkway, 2 Grizzlies crossed the road ...
Great little solo to have up your sleeve. The approach is high alpine at its finest. Watch that last little bit of snow and ice. I posted a trip report and my web site for more pics. My pics on this were not worth posting here. Cheers!