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 are lined up across the Bow Valley.
Oil sketch of Three Sisters above clouds, view from Grotto Mountain.
View along Wasootch Ridge to starting point about 5 km away. Mount Lorette and the Lorette-Skogan-McGillivray traverse across the Kananaskis River valley behind. Wasootch Peak at left. Early December just before a snowy and colder weather system is arriving.
View of our “exploratory” ascent route from Wasootch Creek about 5-6 km from the trail head.
Another view of the long Wasootch Ridge. Barrier Lake Reservoir in distance with Mary Barclay’s Mountain to the left.
Kona descending Mount Baldy ridge in very dry early December conditions with Barrier Lake Reservoir below. Heart Mountain / Grant MacEwan Peak just above Kona’s head (see below for view in opposite direction).
Lucie (6 months) near summit of Mount Baldy.
Buddy (5 years) and view of Mount Baldy across Barrier Lake Reservoir from the Heart Mountain / Grant MacEwan Peak traverse in late November.
Kona on Little Lawson / Lawson South peak on a warm early December day. Kent North, Mt. Lawson main summit and Mt. Kidd South behind.
King Creek Ridge and Kananaskis River valley behind.
On descent with Mount Pocaterra just right of centre and Mt. Roberta, a high point on the near end of the ridge from Pocaterra. Highwood Ridge and Grizzly Ridge at centre. Gap Mountain just left of centre. Mt. Elpoca at left background, Mt. Wintour at left foreground. Elk Pass at right.