I needed to break up the day on the way to Revelstoke. Investing some time in Golden would fill that need precisely. I did my homework before hand and saw that by taking the Golden Eagle Express Gondola up to Eagle's Eye at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, I could be on top of a whole new world. There are a few ridge walks to choose from all on the shorter side compared to what I am use to for ridge walking. To make it worthwhile, I opted for two hikes each in a different direction from Eagle's Eye.
view early on from the gondola
I started with Terminator Ridge which is the ridge you see right behind the sign.
There were some high points to skirt off to from along the ridge. They offered greater views yet got sketchy in places or were closed even higher up. I believe this may be the via feretta route.
Here you can see the Lodge over at Eagle's Eye and also two hikers down below me bottom left.
even further along the ridge
on the staircase
That stairway to heaven landed me here!
This is my summit shot for today.
ready to descend the stairway to heaven back downBack down at Eagle's Eye, I took a bit of time to admire the scenery and to look up at where I was. Then I got back on the gondola and road it down to civilization and to where I carried on driving even furhter west.
It felt like I packed lots in already and it was still only mid day. It also felt like I had been away forever. I am excited for what the rest of today brings and for what's in store for the days to follow.