A Piece of Heaven

It’s called the Munn Creek Pass.  Ten miles from the ‘Escape cabins, up the gently rising Munn Creek Trail, to the base of the Pass and a well-established camp.  Another 2 miles, over a rise populated by Marmots and Picas, through a moose meadow and up the stiff climb to the top of the Pass – and one can only gawk at the magnificent vista into Willmore Wilderness.  No people (other than your hiking companions).  No sign of human habitation or destruction.  Just mountains and wilderness.

The Mountain Goddesses – Lori, Irene and Brenda – joined me on this 3-night, horse-assisted hike.  The Chant family – Richard and Elizabeth doing the horse packing, Jan joining the hikers – packed the heavier gear in on horses so the hikers only had to carry a lighter backpack.  And we were able to eat real food!

Ridge-walking, scree-scrambling, glorious weather . . . it just doesn’t get any better!  I’ll let the photos tell the story.

Jan giving Richard last-minute instructions; Elizabeth sorting gear.

Jan giving Richard last-minute instructions; Elizabeth sorting gear.

We're ready!

We’re ready!

Stopping for a photo op

Stopping for a photo op

 

On the Trail

On the Trail

At base camp.  That's not coffee in those cups . . .

At base camp. That’s not coffee in those cups . . .

Setting the bear pole

Setting the bear pole

Wide open spaces . . .

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Soaking it in

The little things . . .

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Where a creek starts

Where a creek starts

And, my gosh, the flowers . . .

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Journey's end

Journey’s end

A special THANKS to Anthony and Nanette who took care of the cabins and guests while I regained part of my soul.

Until next time . . . Happy Trails!


Comments

A Piece of Heaven — 8 Comments

  1. Hi Laura,

    Thank you for continuing posting these blogs! When I read them I am on holiday for a few minutes.

    Hope you are well and so is Chris!

    Regards, Robin & Anita

  2. WOW, brought back a few memories, seems like awhile ago now! Loved being up there at the Escape, see you again one of these days.

  3. This was an adventure and challenge I won’t forget, surrounded by the beauty that unfolds on every turn of Munn Creek Pass. Laura, a person I now consider a friend, shared her incredible knowledge of the area. These pictures affirm how blessed I am to have people in my life who Inspire me, lift my spirit and support me. What next?

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