Loder Peak (ca. 900 m elev. gain)

Kona Mt. Loder
Kona following good COVID-19 practice on Loder Peak

Kona on Loder Peak via Door Jamb Mtn., following good trail etiquette in the age of Covid, in late May. Grotto Mtn., Gap Peak, Mt. Lady Macdonald, and Mt. Fable behind. MacD’s breakfast burrito and apple pie treats reward for a good dog.

plein air painting gap lake
Painting at Gap Lake

Taking advantage of the trip with some plein air oil painting afterwards.

Karin Kona Spray Lake Aug 2020
Kona and plein air painting at Spray Lake

Kona interrupting her “sister” silk artist plein air painting at Spray Lake another day.


Heart Mtn east ridge (gain about 875 m)


Kona on east ridge of Heart Mtn. / Grant MacEwan Peak in mid-April. Door Jamb Mtn., Loder Peak, Goat Mtn. and Mt. Yamnuska in background. McConnell Ridge (Barrier Lake Fire Lookout) below foreground.

Kona on east ridge of Heart Mountain / Grant MacEwan Peak in April

Returning over the ridge.

Yam from Heart
Mt. Yamnuska from Heart Mountain 12×16 oil KrisT 2005

Artistic impression of Mt. Yamnuska from Heart Mtn. circa 2005.