I wanted today to be a big one being "out & about" in our mountain playground! The weather forecast was superb for everywhere. I know heading into the backcountry behind the Lake Louise Ski Hill you cannot go wrong with the scenery, it is always extraordinary! I put the shout out via an official organized event, calling on friends to share this day with me. We were seven who left the city very early in search of a way and a day that would leave us fulfilled from exercise and scenery and feeling pleasantly depleted!
We hit the trail and quickly got that first boring portion up the road over with. Then it was eye opening from here on in starting with all the grassy slopes being totally covered in wildflowers which were in the prime of their life! Get there now to see this award winning display!
That is Mount Temple in the distance with the peak in the cloud!
In front of us was Ptarmigan Peak with the peak in the clouds.
We made a short visit to the Halfway Hut as a few in the group had never seen it before.
view from Packers Pass of the Wall of Jericho with Zigadenus Lake below it
climbing our way up to Packers Peak
now you can see Redoubt Lake to the left of Redoubt Mountain
on the summit of Packers Peak
there are the two Skoki Lakes that we will be going to next
Zigadenus Lake & Myosotis Lake
my summit shot on Packers Peak
notice how my shirt matches the lake
expressing our summit fever
along the descent route we took towards Zigadenus Lake
We spilled off the steep slope into a flower covered grassy meadow.
fun times and wild sights along the way
at the shore of Zigadenus Lake
such beautiful colors
at Myosotis Lake
scrambling back up the short steep slippery section
We stopped at the "yoga rock" and did our thing!
The grassy parts through the boulder field were covered in forgetmenots.
How fitting because I wanted a day to remember!
through the meadow, across the bridge
Now with just the foreast ahead of us, I took one last look back!
Everything about this day was big in a good way! It was what I wished for!
Thank you for sharing today with me!