This is the junction where we began our trek to the Ptarmigan Tunnel. It was steeper then the trail to Iceberg Lake yet it was still winding and narrow and lush and loaded with colorful wildflowers. We hiked at a slower pace and kept in a tight knit group, announcing our presence continuously. We met four other folks returning who had been through the tunnel and said it was spectacular! We were ready for more spectacular!
We were all in agreement that we had an awesome experience already and we should call it a day and head back. While all this was going on we were not paying attention to what was taking place behind us. We turned around to begin the hike back and within 2 minutes came upon a mother moose and her calf. WOW!
That was our sign to carry on. This was the only other wildlife sighting and we just snapped a quick shot and moved on with no issues here to deal with.
Instead of the 8km extra mileage we planned to add, we only added 4km. I felt no sense at all of disappointment in not reaching the Ptarmigan Tunnel. I hear it is a sight and its amazing and spectacular and has lots of WOW factor. Well, so was what we just experienced! This turned out being a perfect day and I would not have wanted it to play out any other way. It will be a day that I will remember for ever!