Me, I'm in the business of fun. And fun always wins out.
So, I'm giving y'all the whirlwind photo tour of a few different adventures of the past little while. I'm heading deep into the mountains this weekend,to enjoy some quality time in the Mount Assiniboine area. It's an incredibly beautiful area, I'm looking forward to my time spent there.
A Little Story
What's the Wil and Kate thing all about? Well, the Royal Couple With the Most-est decided to escape to the Canadian Rockies. Where did they go? Well, a helicopter whisked them away and dropped them at my most favorite place on earth: Skoki Lodge. They were there enjoying a picture perfect 25C day and evidently, took a hike to Merlin Lake. It so happened that I was there the next day when it looked like this:
But, it's all fun when you're having an adventure. And despite the weather weirdness of this particular weekend, fun was had. We braved a 24 hour snowstorm, a night in the tent and awoke to a white world outside. While the Royals were well nested under their down duvets and custom-made Backcountry Shitter, I woke up feeling like this:
Baker Lake Campground Early AM - Camping is Fun!
However, I did get to sign the Guest Book at Skoki and sneak-a-peak to see if our Royal friends had done the same. In the summer months I always sign the register with the same comment: "A Nice Day for a Run." Sure enough, I signed just below William and Cate. I had to giggle when I saw Prince William called himself Willy. Willy! Baaa-ha-ha! Oh Willy, you're so silly. It looks like your lady has a more formal side - no Cate here, just Catherine.
Special Guests: Leslie, Mike and Steve! And Willy and Catherine....
Fortunately, the weather redeemed itself and we enjoyed a summery weekend this past weekend. It was the first time this year, that it truly felt like summer.
Hope you are all enjoying a great summer. Enjoy the pictures!
Healy Meadows from high above
Running the Monarch Ramparts
Views from the Ramparts
Cornice on the Ramparts - July 16,2011
We ran there! Along the ridge line. So beautiful!
...trip to Pigeon Mountain
Weather rolling in - Wind Ridge in the distance
...trip to Ribbon Falls, Ribbon Lake, Guinn's Pass and Galatea trails...
Ribbon Lake Run - above the chains
Looking towards Buller Pass
Monica and Stan - Guinn's Pass