30 June 2013

Canada Wine Country & Mountain Anniversary - Part Three

From pizza in Kelowna and back to the open road.  We were outta there in order to tackle the mountains we love so much.  The original plan was to backcountry camp for the remainder of the week outside Canmore at Ribbon Falls, but, alas...due to poor time and a lot of snow up at elevation, our dreams were dashed.  

We located another backcountry camping spot, but again, due to poor timing, we weren't able to secure a permit in time.  And so, we pitched our tent at a drive-in site between the Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes (shudder) and made the best of it.  There was almost no one there due to poor weather conditions in Canmore at the time (Canada's May long weekend).

Needless to say, we had a great time.  We cooked with our new outdoor stove - the Trangia - we hiked the entire way around the Upper Lake, talked and just reconnected.  

In essence, we did what we set out to do.

I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

I will say this, I love traveling with my husband.  He's an amazing human being and I'm so lucky I get to spend times like this with him.

In addition, we are thinking of those in Canmore, Calgary and the High River areas.  Mother Nature packed a one-two punch and reminded all of us just who is in control.  May the clean-up be speedy and may all get the help and assistance they need to make it through this challenging time.

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