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