Monday, July 19, 2010

Rockwall!

Rockwall Run 2009: Numa Pass, Kootenay National Park


The most incredible thing about the Rockwall trail in Kootenay National Park is this: it's 55km of non-stop sensory overload. For the entire length of this epic trail, the scenery is incredible from beginning, to end. As well as being physically exhausting, it's mentally exhausting - all of those jaw dropping vistas make your eyes bug wide and your head spin. It's truly, an epic in every sense of the word.

Rockwall Run 2010: Numa Pass, Kootenay National Park


Trails are different every single time you visit them. I sure do enjoy paying my yearly homage to the Rockwall trail: it's a true Canadian Rockies Classic. I think this was my 4th time running the Rockwall in it's entirety. There have been lots of other trips to enjoy the bounty of the Rockwall trail and every time you discover something new and wonderous. The weather, landscape and scenery are constantly shifting and evolving, opening the senses to a new journey every single time.

Here's some images from my day spent on the Rockwall with Mike and Tina, from the beginning to the end.



































12 comments:

HappyTrails said...

Reading your blog is like looking through a photo spread in National Geographic. Awesome run and as always scenery to die for! You are pretty spoiled....

Sunshine Girl said...

I'm totally spoiled, but I'm quite secure with it. :)

Sue said...

Have I told you "Your a dam lucky girl!!!" :) Sounds like an amazing run in and amazing place.

JeffO said...

Awesome beautiful!!!
Is the Rockwall Calendar coming out by Christmas?

Helen said...

Just stunning! Can't wait to join you on next week's run.

Sunshine Girl said...

Hiya Sue, JeffO, Helen! Yup the Rockwall is out of this world. Rain, sun or snow - it's stunning. Me So Lucky.

Helen - I love that you're stopping by to say Hi! Enjoy.

Brian said...

Leslie..just retutned from 12 days the mountains around Banff. I was just getting my head back into Michigan when your pictures took me back. Count me among the jealous! Using my best Arnold impression.....I'll be back!

pano said...

WOW

Sunshine Girl said...

Hi Brian,
Glad I can help you get your fix. I love sharing my backyard with y'all.

Howdy Pano! Just wait until you see this weekends pictures. WOW, indeed.

Liza Pye said...

Nice one Leslie! I wish I could have joined!

Francois said...

Would you think the end of July is a good time to run the Rockwall trail?

Thx,

mymy said...

Could you tell me what the map (1:50,000) # are for the Rockwall traverse?

Thank you,

Francois