Kona found a cool place to sit on a late May day. Unusual amount of snow still on peaks.
View down the ridge with Kananaskis River valley below.
Mt. Kidd with James Walker and Fortress just to the left. Too much snow for pleasant scrambling.
Below, finishing the day with some plein air painting.
Kona on Loder via Door Jamb following good trail etiquette in the age of Covid, in late May. Grotto, Gap, Lady Macdonald, and Fable behind. MacD’s breakfast burrito and apple pie treats reward for a good dog.
Below, taking advantage of the trip with some plein air oil painting afterwards.
Kona practicing social distancing in late May. Pigeon, Lougheeds, WindTower, Rimwall, Orphan, Three Sisters peaks behind, still quite snowy. Below, view toward Mt. McGillivary, Lac Des Arcs and Bow River at high spring levels.
Below, view to Gap Peak, still snowy on scramble ascent ridge to left. Gulley in centre provides an alternate route up or down Gap via Anklebiter ridge, although not as enjoyable and steep slabs are best tackled when dry and free of avalanche hazard.
Kona on Ha Ling on a windy late-February day.
East End of Rundle (EEOR) behind.
Miners Peak and Mt. Lawrence Grassi behind.
Daisie, Kona, Sophie and Layla on summit ridge in mid-February (8-10C degrees warmer in mountains than in Calgary).
Kona, Sophie and Daisie on the summit.
Heading back down from the summit, view to east.
Snack break time on way down.
Kona at high point of hike up along the Bataan Wall climbers access route on a pleasant mid-February day.
Viewpoint about halfway up. HaLing Peak and EEOR (East End of Rundle) behind above Canmore.
Kona on Door Jamb Mt. in late January on way to Loder Peak. Chinook above freezing weather with winds gusting to 53 kph according to wind meter.
On Loder Peak with Doorjamb Mt. behind and Bow Valley below.