So it begins! Lucky Friday the 13th of July was my last day of work. I don't have a whole lot to show from once I got home on Friday and into Saturday because I laid down to rest and fourteen hours later I was fully awake. There were a few scattered moments throughout that time frame when I partially woke but not enough to actually get going on with the day.
Come Sunday I had it in me to enjoy one of my passions on a whole new level. Citadel Pass has it all so I went for it. I hopped on the Gondola pretty much as soon as it began running and made my way up to Sunshine Village. The early morning light was beautiful, the temperature perfect and only a scattered few others were in the vicinity.
I opted to pass on by Rock Isle Lake which looked like a sheet of glass this calm morning.
flowers were flourishing
Then there was the climb up from Howard Douglas Lake out into the wide open meadow.
a view from the meadow of the different colors of mountains
Backpackers coming from Assiniboine area were collecting water from this creek.
The paintbrush carpeted the area just before Citadel Pass.
....with this being my lunch time view.
I went well pass that tarn you see on the right but came backup hill to dine.