Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mt Grotto

After finishing work for the summer, I wanted to hit the slopes while I still had my bush legs so while Suz was hard at work I climbed Mt Grotto via the ACC direct route (the yellow line in the photo.) I made the 8881 foot summit in 2 hours and 30 minutes, a time that I will not likely ever break. The weather just cleared in time to present me with a rainbow over the Bow river, but the wind was howling so hard I had to stuff kleenex in my ears to keep my head from pounding. In the pictures below left,the town of Canmore and on the right is the front ranges marching southwards. This trip is more of an accomplishment than a pleasant journey but it was a good welcome back to the mountains of home.

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