We had a mission for today and that was to get high, high enough to get happy, to reach our happy place. Today's happy place was to be where we could see forever. To be able to see forever meant having a blue sky. I wished for this for my friend. Our destination was to top out on Sulphur Mountain by hiking up along the switchbacks underneath the gondola.
We began under blue sky with lots of sunshine paired with a rather low temperature.
We wore microspikes from the get-go which made for easier travel.
We had company for a very large portion of our hike up.
the trail was hard packed
We reached the top and followed the signs to the door that would lead out to the boardwalk.
There were many notices warning hikers to take off their traction devices.
it's still very sunny
That is our end point up there at the Cosmic Ray Station.
at the Cosmic Ray Station
The views were pretty all along the boardwalk.
Those red chairs are up here and of course we had to invest a little time acknowledging them.
view of the Cosmic Ray Station from the observation deck
another view from the observation deck
view along the Bow River as the sun begins to move on down
It was time to call it a day, a beautiful day, an amazing day, and head on home.
We got high, we got happy!