The only time my friend had even been high on Sunshine was to downhill ski many moons ago. She had no idea what it looked like on top of the world during the dog days of summer. She's busy, I'm busy, living the life of retirement complicates things a little bit with trying to find a free day for both of us that we can share. Today worked to hit a hiking trail! Sunshine Meadows it would be, a way up high where you can almost touch the sky!
The first part of the journey was aboard the gondola.
Next we transferred from the gondola to the chairlift.
the view down to Sunshine Village behind us
We arrived at the top of the world and then we stepped off it to begin our hike.
Right in front of us was The Monarch.
It was difficult to capture a photo without wildflowers!
But why would you want to do that anyway?
We hiked down to the Standish Viewpoint.
From here you can see forever.
That's Rock Isle, Grizzly & Laryx Lakes down below.
Mount Assiniboine in the middle
on the Standish Viewpoint balcony
What a wildflower season it has been so far and it continues.
along the Twin Cairns to Monarch Lookout Trail
Those that previously worked together now play together.
flowers, mountains, clouds
Oh to be walking on Sunshine!
along the trail
hippies on a stick and paintbrushes
more hippies on a stick getting it on with the paintbrushes
more paintbrush plants
they were as prime as could be
the sound of the trickling waterfall was so soothing to the soul
view across Laryx Lake
along the Laryx Lake trail
We savourved a beer, steak, a walk and chocolate to top off our day spent up on top of the world!