So grateful for another beautiful day in the mountains! This time we headed to Icefields Parkway to hike/scramble Noseeum Peak. Breathtaking
tarted the day following a lovely creek and met a stunning waterfall at the base of the mountain. There we started to scramble until reaching the blue-greenish waters of the Noseeum lake. Then a lot of scrambling until reaching the summit.
Interesting fact, this mountain takes its name from Noseeum Creek that was named for a small black fly that bites. Returned home with some nasty bites. Was a noseeum?! yikes!
Lots of hand-on scramble, which I enjoyed and many lovely wildflowers and alpine plants that made the day just so much interesting! Thank you again to our amazing organiser and the fun awesome group. Thank you sooooo much!!
Round Trip Distance:
Total Elevation gain: 1145m
We went to beautiful Mount Carnavon this time. Near Field, BC this was a long, demanding but just beautiful hike/scramble.
From Field, BC we went west for about 2.5 km and turned right on Emerald Lake Rd for another 9 km. Parked at Emerald Lake Parking area and looked for the Hamilton Lake trailhead at the entrance of the
parking. I love Field as there is a warmth and cuteness to the town and Emerald Lake is beautiful on all seasons. I have done snowshoeing at the lake before, which I enjoyed a lot.
Lots of hand-on scramble, which I enjoyed and many lovely wildflowers and alpine plants that made the day just so much interesting!
So many lovely wildflowers on the trail and absolutely gorgeous and large mountain with many areas of loose redish/browish scree and exposure. It often had snow / ice on the route to the summit. I didn't summit but two of us did. But happy to hear we were very very close!
Thank you again to our amazing organizer Michael JC and the fun awesome group. Thank you sooooo much for some of the photos. There is a mix of my photos, Michael's photos, Jenny's photos and Lito's photos. Love how we can all contribute!
Round Trip Distance:
Total Elevation gain: 1800m
Ascent Time: About 5hrs (one-way)
I can say this one was probably one of the funnest hikes I have ever done so far! Loved Mt. Cory! It was all perfect, the weather, the company, the challenge, the hike and the mountain views were amazing!
I regret not taking my camera this time... Thankful to our awesome organizer M.JC and friends for some of these amazing shots!
Mount Cory is located just to the northwest of Banff. Two interesting features distinguish Cory Mountain, a 300 meter vertical groove on its southwest face and a cool cave, also on the southwestern flank known as “Hole in the Wall”.
The views from the top through the summit are just amazing. With some hands on scrambling.
This hike made for a pretty fun day out with alpine meadows along the way filled with very pretty colorful wild flowers.
Round Trip Distance:
Total Elevation gain: 1670m
Ascent Time: About 5hrs
Another amazing time in the mountains with my tribe! Spending time in the mountains is my forever happy time! It was an awesome scramble with some fun bushwhacking involved.
This time we headed to Association Peak in Kananaskis. We started to hike at 2pm with the intention to experience the beauty of the sunset and full moon at the peak.
We found lots of beautiful wild flowers, and the mosquitoes/bugs were crazy!! This was a very challenging and long hike in the afternoon and through the night. It took us close to 11 hours including some breaks to the top, but sadly we didn't summit.
One of our friends had an accident (fall) and she had to be lifted by helicopter. It was a scary experience to request for a rescue helicopter to land on a difficult terrain in the mountains. Glad she is recovering well and can't wait to be back in the mountains.
Even though the approach is painful sometimes, this was an awesome moderate scramble. Descend at night with the sight of the full moon. Loving my adventure seeking group!
Association Peak Scramble in Kananaskis. Directions: From Calgary, follow Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1 West and take exit 114. Keep going on AB-1X North for about 4 km and turn right on Bow Valley Trail/AB-1A. Continue for just over 2 km and you`ll see an indication to the Mt Yamnuska parking lot, turn left and head up to the parking 1 km further.
About 11 hours one way.
Elevation gain about 1051m
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