So up we went on Canada Day, a day that turned out to be the hottest day of the year. It was 24° at 10:30 AM when we started walking, 29° at the top up 880 m (2,890') at 2 PM, and 33° back at the car at 5 PM.
There's lots to like about this hike -- with the best being the increasingly good views as you climb -- but it is indeed a relentlessly steep uphill slog.
There were a couple of spots to see the destruction wrought by the floods.
|Red house dangles|
|And this is after it has been partially cleared up|
|The parade's down there|
|KC and Monty take one of many, many breaks|
|Looking up into Banff|
|The Town of Canmore below. Didn't look like this last week.|
|The Three Sisters|
|4 people in this photo; 2 on the summit, 2 on the right ridge|
|Surveying his domain|
|Getting mad at a dog|