One message to him, a reply back to me, a couple of days later a confirmation was made and we were off to summit Mount Bourgeau! While it was easy peasy planning it was tough work to execute. For me it is early season to be attempting such distance and gain and for my friend this was to be his first hike with such a long distance and huge elevation gain since the summer of 2018. We did have good conditions to perform the execution resulting in a rewarding feeling of great accomplishment.
taking some time at Bourgeau Lake
a marmot along the trail above the Lake
We are now able to see forever.
Here you can see on the left the road that goes up to the Sunshine Ski Hill.
It was over there somewhere where I wandered about on Tuesday.
We made it! WOW! Holy Doodle! Amazing!
This is our jubilant group shot on the summit of Mount Bourgeau!
We strolled along the summit ridge to the far end to enjoy a different view from another angle.
I preferred to safely sit on the summit cairn!
looking back at the summit, the weather station and the cornice
After almost an hour at the summit, we began the descent.
You can see the emerald upper Harvey Lake in the lower left of the photo.
There is Bourgeau Lake in the middle bottom on the top part of that grey section.
Thank you so much for sharing this day with me!