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

East End of Rundle (875 m elev. gain)

Kona East End of Mt. Rundle EEOR Bow Valley
Kona on EEOR ridge

Kona on ridge of EEOR (East End of Rundle) on a hot late August day. Grotto Mtn. behind.

Kona EEOR East End of Mt. Rundle
Kona on EEOR, Lady Macdonald and Grotto behind

Kona and CORA group on EEOR, Mt. Lady Macdonald and Grotto Mtn. behind.

Ha Ling Peak East End of Rundle
Ha Ling, Lawrence Grassi and Three Sisters from EEOR with forest fire haze

Ha Ling Peak from EEOR, Miners Peak at same elevation as Ha Ling just behind and Mt. Lawrence Grassi behind it. Three Sisters on skyline with Big Sister (Faith) the highest. Old Goat Mtn. and Old Goat Glacier at extreme right.

EEOR Rundle Ha Ling
Rundle and HaLing from Miner’s Peak Aug 2015

View of EEOR from Miner’s Peak Aug 2015 with Ha Ling Peak and hikers in foreground and main summit of Mt. Rundle (Peak 3) at centre and Rundle Peak 7 at left.

Mt. Rundle Peak 3
Mt. Rundle east ridge Peaks 4 to 8 from main summit Peak 3 Sept 1999

View of Mt. Rundle east ridge (Peaks 4 to 8) from main summit (Peak 3) Sept 19, 1999. Ha Ling, Lawrence Grassi, Three Sisters and Lougheed behind.

 

East End of Rundle silk painting

Silk painting view of Ha Ling Peak and Mount Lawrence Grassi from EEOR – 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.