Mt. Baldy (715 m elev. gain)

Kona Mt. Baldy
Kona at sheltered spot on Mt. Baldy

Kona found a cool place to sit on a late May day. Unusual amount of snow still on peaks.

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View down Mt. Baldy scramble route – Barrier Lake

View down the ridge with Kananaskis River valley below.

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Mt. Kidd with James Walker and Fortress just to the left. Too much snow for pleasant scrambling.

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Sketching at Lower Kananaskis Lake

Finishing the day with some plein air painting at Lower Kananaskis Lake.

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Plein air painting at Upper Kananaskis Lake

Another day painting at Upper Kananaskis Lake – Kona’s “sister” silk artist.

Mt. Baldy (715 m elev. gain)

Kona Mt. Baldy
Kona on final slopes of Mt. Baldy in winter snow conditions

On final slopes below corniced ridge on October 12th. Winter’s here too early.

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Kona on Mt. Baldy Thanksgiving weekend

No-one else on the mountain on Thanksgiving long weekend.

Kona Mt. Baldy October snow covered slopes
Kona on the dog route below the difficult scrambling ridge of Mt. Baldy

View of summit from easy slopes below the difficult scrambling ridge.

Midnight Peak (920 m elev gain)

Kona Midnight Peak May 2019
Kona on Midnight Peak – Mt. Baldy behind

Kona on Midnight Peak in late May. Smoky from High Level, AB area forest fires. Mt. Baldy behind.

Kona Midnight Peak Nakiska May 2019
Kona on Midnight Peak – Mt. Kidd, Nakiska / Mt. Allan, Mt. Collembola and Lougheed peaks behind

Mts. Kidd, Bogart, Lougheed, Nakiska, Allan, Collembola from Midnight Peak.

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Kona on Mt. Baldy May 2020 – Midnight Peak at left

View of Midnight Peak (large mainly snow-covered peak at left) from Mt. Baldy May 2020

Mt. Baldy (715 m elev. gain)

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Kona on Mt. Baldy January 2019

Kona on the dog route up Mt. Baldy in late January. High Chinook winds and 13C weather. Below on final ridge and summit.

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Kona heading up final ridge on Mt. Baldy January 2019
Kona Baldy summit Jan 2019
Kona on Mt. Baldy January 2019 – Mary Barclay’s Mtn., Mt. Lorette and Nakiska behind

 

Mt. Baldy Barrier January 2019
Kona on Mt. Baldy ridge in January – Barrier Lake Reservoir below.

 

Mt. Baldy (700 m gain)

Kona Baldy ridge Oct 2017
Kona on Mt. Baldy Ridge in late September – Barrier Lake reservoir below

Kona on Mt. Baldy West in late September. Kananaskis River / Barrier Lake and ridge of Heart Mountain / Grant MacEwan Peak behind right.

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Kona on Mt. Baldy in late September – McConnell Ridge / Barrier Lookout and lake behind

Kona relaxing on summit of Mt. Baldy. Grant MacEwan Peak / Heart Mtn. and Barrier Lookout (McConnell Ridge) behind. Barrier lake dam and reservoir below. Gap Peak, Mt. Fable, Door Jamb Mtn., Loder Peak, Wendell Mtn., Mt. Yamnuska and Black Rock Mtn. on distant skyline.

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Buddy on Heart Mtn. / Grant MacEwan Peak in November – Mt. Baldy and Barrier Lake Reservoir behind

View of Mt. Baldy from Grant MacEwan Peak / Heart Mtn with Buddy in late November 2005. Midnight Peak at extreme right.