Posted - 06/03/2012 : 10:06 PM
| For those of you wondering what the conditions are like in different parts of the Rockies, click on the links below. I was in three different areas in the last 14 days.
ISOLA PEAK (Livingstone Range):
Great little trip in the Livingstone area. The bridge is now open, so you can drive very close to the mountain. This saves you over 7 km of walking in both directions. Waist deep snow at 2300 m in the trees only.
EAGLE MTN (Eastern part of Banff National Park (West of Sundre):
This was a recon trip of the area near the Ya-Ha-Tinda ranch. I didn`t expect to bag a peak, but ended up on Eagle Mountain. Drove through Sundre, which was a mistake. Took me almost 4 hours to get to Ya-Ha-Tinda ranch. Drove back on the gravel road via Waiparous. It was much shorter and faster.
MT. ROWE (Waterton Park):
Two words to describe this great little peak in Waterton - it was short and sweet. 4.5 hours round trip at the casual pace. Lots of snow at higher elevations, especially in the Cameron Lake area. Supportive snow, even at treeline. Didn`t find any ticks. It was Kevin`s 9th summit of the year for his "Summits for Seniors" project. He`s raising funds for the Bethany Care Foundation.
Edited by - MtnNinja on 06/04/2012 05:35 AM