Thanks for a wonderful winter climb of Baxter and Hamlin.
It was truly an amazing trip. The weather seemed to really give some great photo ops.
After a lifetime of climbing these are among the best images of an "expeditionary trip ".
Im from Franconia , NH and I remember thinking that compared to Katahdin my home seemed urban.
Thanks again for a great armchair journey this am.
I'm definitly going to Banff next year , probably during winter to ski and then again to hike in summer....we should stay in touch.
I can't make plans for anything til after Nepal, 3 more weeks!!!
My kids are done with college and one's married, so it's all me now!!! But I know where you are at! Darl
I have that map and lots of the hiking scrambling books for Banff and Rockies..
Mt Assiniboine is a peak that I have wanted to climb for years , it's technical and you need to backpack to it, so have been gathering a few other climbers to join me. Looks like next year it will happen, can't wait!
I have always been very impressed with the forestry info centers and the maps/info they provide hikers. I think I also have that pamphlet map.
I day hike pretty fast too and slow it down when on a classic scenic trip and for photography.
Stay in touch and hopefully we can hook up to hike sometime together.
I am training now as I leave for Nepal in 2 Months for 4 weeks of treking and climbing! Can't wait!
I would love to see a map of your hike...I have climbed many of the summits in your pics...would like to visualize your hike better. Mt Edith's, Mt Bourgeau, Mt Temple last year, Castle, Cascade, Rundle, etc...
If you go back next year I would love to join in if possible. I normally do solo day hikes as my friend usually only gets a day or two to hike with me. It's such a beautifull area!