Grotto West Peak (1250 m elev. gain)

Kona and Friend Grotto

Kona and friend on west peak of Grotto in early April, main summit and ridge behind.

Kona – Grotto

Lucky find near tree-line!

Grotto Mtn Hike (940 m elev. gain)

Kona on Grotto Mtn in late January

Kona at high point of hike up Grotto Mountain. Main summit in distance at far left. Didn’t meet anyone else on this route although parking lots at other trailheads were overflowing with vehicles on a Sunday during Covid.

Three Sisters from Grotto

Three Sisters are lined up across the Bow Valley.

Three Sisters from Grotto

Oil sketch of Three Sisters above clouds, view from Grotto Mountain.

Grotto Mtn. trail (600 m elev. gain)

Kona on Grotto Mtn trail

Kona on short hike up Grotto Mountain trail in mid-January. Mount Rundle and Town of Canmore behind.

Lougheed Peaks from Grotto Mtn trail

Wind Mountain and Lougheed Peaks in morning alpenglow from Grotto Mtn trail. Wind Ridge at right foreground.

Three Sisters from Grotto Mtn trail

Oil sketch of morning alpenglow on Three Sisters from Grotto Mtn trail.

Three Sisters silk painting

Summer view watercolour of Three Sisters – Western Silk by Karin

Grotto Mtn. (1425 m elev gain)

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Kitsy on way down from summit via the ACC hut route in mid-June.

DSCF1601Kona at about half-way point on descent with Canmore Industrial area below.

Kona Grotto Mtn.
Kona on Grotto Mtn. – Lougheed Peaks across Bow Valley behind

Kona resting after a snack and drink on summit – a blustery day with Lougheed peaks, Wind Mtn, Wind Tower, Allan and Collembola behind. Wind Ridge and Rimwall Summit at right.