What season is it in the rocky mountains of Banff National Park? It's definitely glacier lily season and it feels like summer yet looks like winter in areas! I love his time of year up at Healy Pass so we made that our main destination then tacked on the loop around Simpson Pass and a scoot out in the direction of Eohippus Lake. We came away at the end of the day with a feeling of fulfillment after covering 25.3kms and 867m of gain.
The glacier lilies carpeted the ground for as far as the eye could see.
From here we could also see The Monarch and The Monarch Ramparts.
In the wide open section, the trail was clear of snow and ice and it was dry.
view of the lilies and the Ramparts
view as we hiked our way towards Healy Pass
Just before Healy Pass we could see off to The Monarch and The Ramparts and lakes below.
We made it to Healy Pass which was snow covered.
This was our early lunch time view towards Pharaoh Peaks plus Egypt and Scarab Lakes.
We descended down to Simpson Pass and here I expressed my love for Alberta!
It is important to know where you can go and where is off limits.
We hopped in our vehicles and aimed for the highway to home. I am not quite enjoying the solo driving all the time especially after long hikes but you do what you need to do and what gets me through this is a cup of coffee while gearing down then rolling down the window and turning the tunes on for the drive. I arrived home feeling fulfilled with a soothed soul and ready to face a little more of this summer's reality.
It is taking a bit of work but I am finding ways to.....
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