We walked along the highway for half a kilometer before heading into the trees to begin our ascent bushwhacking up through the forest. Once above tree line, we faced a very steep slippery sugary snowy slope. We assessed that it was safe to continue and eventually got to a flatter space where the snow had been blown off from there on up, so changed from snowshoes to micro spikes. We could see our destination, the top right peak.
We also had clear views to the north and south!valuable lesson on digging steps in that stuff. After the tough (for me) sections were over, we found shelter from the wind and stopped to dine while enjoying the first class scenery. Then it was time to push for the summit although we were not sure if we would be able to go all the way. We could see cornices and it was getting on into the afternoon.
We could see the Gates that we had to pass through which are these splendid gigantic rocks that would guide us to a meadow with great views.
priceless group photos along with other great shots. I had "peak" on my mind so meant to say "peeking" instead of "peaking". This was an enjoyable space to be in, sheltered from the wind, touches of blue in the sky and a 360 degree view.
I found a premium spot for my summit shot!
I felt sky-high here!
She looks majestic! The ewe, not me!
We were able to make somewhat of a loop today by descending down the ledges area instead of the way we ascended. While ledges can be barriers, they were not today but this was a barrier. The moose was getting its salt fix. Next to the oncoming vehicle puts its size into perspective. We had to wait it out and just made the best of our time snapping shots. Finally we were able to go on our merry way for our reward at Woodys.expensive gem"! There are so many words to describe a day that is top rate from beginning to end! Thank you to Adventurer Designer for today's design and for taking over the reigns in getting my car home safely in the dark stormy night!