Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Perfect Summer

This may well be the best summer I have ever had. Never have I hiked more – or in a more spectacular place that continues to take my breath away every day. I’ve had three major careers in my life: … Continue reading

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Reco and sort of Texas (Peaks)

Nicky and I set off early this morning to hike Texas Peak – both Texans of course – the east and west peaks. To make sure we got to the right trailhead and the right trail, we both took our … Continue reading

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Blueberries and hiking

How do blueberries and hiking go together? It’s simple really – as I picked blueberries this morning, I thought about hiking. To give me credit though (I don’t spend ALL my time in the future) I also thought about nothing … Continue reading

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Why Hiking

Today – a few more photos – some of the smaller, simpler sights on the shoulders and flanks of her majesty, Mount Robson. Also – do check out Simon’s blog – he crafted two beautiful posts that captured our trip … Continue reading

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Mount Robson: Berg Lake and Snowbird Pass

On day two of our hike, I cried. And I was speechless – reduced the kindĀ of blubbering and babbling gibberish reserved for infants, newly born to the world. And, in a way, I felt newborn: standing with Robson’s glacier to … Continue reading

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Packed (pretty much)

Yes, the photo is blurry – out of focus even. And… I don’t care. I am almost finished packing and I’m in a hurry and blurry photos are the order of the day. I still haven’t watered the garden or … Continue reading

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Prep

Okay – madly busy. Heading off to Robson the day after tomorrow – getting everything ready. And that, of course, meant searching for our reservation this morning. Where the heck did I put it? I think it was in that … Continue reading

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Alps Alturas – Exquisite!

The word for the day was “exquisite.” This is Nicky’s word but I have official permission to use it – because, truthfully, at the end of the day, after “Stunning” “Amazing” and “Stupendous” with many “verys” attached had all been … Continue reading

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Blueberries!

Oh sure, other things may have occurred today: laundry, cleaning, gardening, dog walking – the usual chores. But all that aside, what today was really all about was blueberries! Nicky outpicked me by half a pound – and she may … Continue reading

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Mount Brennan (almost)

Today Simon and I set out under smoky skies for Lyle Lakes and Mount Brennan. We hoped for the best. I had a strong hunch (coming from nowhere) that we’d be okay for visibility. Thankfully, the hunch paid off – … Continue reading

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