Saturday, 26 October 2013

Headed West (Road trip, day 4)

After the heat died down from our day in the Badlands, we took one last hike, on which was the following ladder (Chris was disappointed I didn't put these up).


After a big day, we went back to camp for refreshment (we were so hot, and so sweaty, I will remember this particular glass of pineapple juice for the rest of my life, probably):

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Moose Mountain

I'm sorry, did I say we hiked up a mountain in the snow last weekend? I was joking. This weekend, we hiked up a mountain in the snow. For real. All the way up the mountain. In some real honest to god snow. Moose Mountain is also in Kananaskis Country - a closer drive from Calgary - and one of the trails that was not washed out by the recent floods (flood damage has limited our choice of trails a bit thus far).

Thursday, 10 October 2013


So, I'm going to do the roadtrip all backwards because I can't find the photos from the first two days. They weren't very exciting anyway - we slept outside of Chicago, bought cheese in Wisconsin, and camped in southern Minnesota where it was very pretty but kiiiiinda buggy, and then drove through South Dakota. I had insisted we stop at the Badlands because why not? When are you ever going to be in South Dakota again?

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Hiking Kananaskis Country, Chester Lake

So, this is not our first hiking expedition in the Canadian Rockies, but Chris insisted that we get the pictures up ASAP, because 10 minutes up the mountain, what did we find, in early October? That is right. Snow. On October 5th. [Winter is coming!!] I can't tell you all how many times since we started dating that I've found myself hiking up a mountain in the snow. I should really just accept it at this point and stop being surprised when it happens.