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Month: July 2017

Whitewater Canyon

Whitewater Canyon

Local wisdom has it that Whitewater Canyon is the prime location for grizzly bear viewing across the valley slopes. We saw no bears. Regardless, Whitewater is a wonderful and challenging hike that brings you along the canyon edge to a high alpine pass surrounded by […]

Dennis Creek Trail

Dennis Creek Trail

The Dennis Creek Trail leads you up to a spectacular vista of alpine peaks and wildflowers! The trail itself is short, but the options for further ridge-line wandering and exploration are endless! SUMMARY Trailhead: 10km up Hicks Creek Road Distance, Round Trip: 3.6km Elevation: +360m

Smokey Kokanee

Smokey Kokanee

Smoke from the wildfires has settled around the Kootenays, pushing the mountains back into a blue haze. It’s not great conditions for hiking, but we trekked up towards Kokanee Lake anyways.

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Tulip Creek Falls

Tulip Creek Falls

Short, sweet, spectacular – that’s the trail up to Tulip Creek Falls. It’s less of a hike and more of a diversion, but it’s well worth the trip! SUMMARY Trailhead: 3.5km up Deer Park Road Distance, Round Trip: 0.5km Elevation: +16m

Toad Mountain in July

Toad Mountain in July

Returned to Toad Mountain today with the goal of avoiding further sunburn. It was a hot hike in the full sun and we moved slowly along the ridge, packing snow into our hats.

Summer Hiking on Cornice Ridge

Summer Hiking on Cornice Ridge

A hot sunny day of hiking on Cornice Ridge! Bear Grass was in full bloom up and down the slopes, along with patches of Beardtongue and Asters.

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On Top of Old Glory

On Top of Old Glory

Trekked up to Old Glory with the Kootenay Mountaineering Club yesterday. Lots of wildflowers out along Unnecessary Ridge and the Seven Summits Trail, and just a few small patches of snow!

Early Season Hike to Kokanee Lake

Early Season Hike to Kokanee Lake

It was a big snow year and much of Kokanee Glacier Park is still under snow! Checking the webcam at the cabin is a good indication of how much snow is left, but we decided to trek up to Kokanee Lake anyways and enjoy the […]

Buchanan Lookout

Buchanan Lookout

Went up to Buchanan Lookout near Kaslo. It’s quite a road with quite the view at the top!

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Wakefield Trail – Idaho Peak

Wakefield Trail – Idaho Peak

Do you think driving to the top of mountains is overrated? Do you really want to earn it? The Wakefield Trail gets you up to Idaho Peak using your own two feet. It’s a hard, steady climb that traces old mining routes to the top […]