Grotto Mtn. (1425 m elev gain)


Kona on Grotto summit on a cloudy mid-June day after ascending by the Bataan climbing wall trail. Summit cairn behind Kona has fallen or been taken apart so we rebuilt it – see below (Canmore and Bow Valley behind with Lady Macdonald at distant right).


Below, nice view of Three Sisters on way up.


Wind Tower (1,000 m elev. gain)


Kona on Wind Tower on a hot mid-June day. Lougheed (Peak 1) and Sparrowhawk behind. Kona’s “dad” climbed this Lougheed Peak via the pictured NW ridge in 1982 after taking a rock-climbing course with Lac Des Arcs. Part of Lougheed Peak 2 is jutting out behind Peak 1, an easy but long scramble. Below, view of Spray Lakes and Mt. Nestor on way up.


Below, view toward Rimwall showing upper part of scramble route, Big Sister and Middle Sister behind.


Mt. Hoffman (462 m elev gain)


Aura (6 months) on Mt. Hoffman at end of May. Below, Kona with Mt. Burns massif behind. “Burns East” directly above Kona’s ear, main higher peak further to right.


Below, July 19, 2013 view from “Burns East” back towards Mt. Hoffman, at extreme left. (Mt. Burns is not a dog hike although part way up the north ridge would be OK.)

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