Hiking . . . LOTS of Hiking!

With Barbara and Mark (all the way from the UK!) in for a week before the July long weekend, we managed 5 solid days of hiking . . . despite the rain and unsettled weather!  Between rain showers on the Summer Solstice, we had a leisurely stroll along Munn Creek.  We saw that the Yellow Dryas was out in full bloom, along with Lung Wort and the start of the Labrador Tea bloom.  Our resident Grizzly was around – fresh scat and a few fresh digs.  Munn Creek has carved new channels and many trees along the bank succumbed to … Continue reading

ON TOP – THE HOFF RIDGE

Just back from a fantastic hike from the ‘Escape cabins to the Hoff Ridge.  We’re having a bit of a heat wave (30 to 35 C during mid-day), so we made an 8:30 start.  So very nice and cool to the base of the mountain, and not terribly hot making the climb (it’s STEEP) to tree line.  The mosquitoes are out in force, not allowing much time to catch your breath during the slog up the mountain.  We were grateful for the breeze coming up-slope to keep the bugs at bay while we devoured our lunches . . .and rested our eyes on the … Continue reading