Glacier Circle Cabin

It may seem like a lot of work just to get to one little hut, but Glacier Circle is a veritable cornucopia of objectives, boasting numerous ridgeline scrambles that are all pretty much all low fifth class (5.0-5.5). From skiing to climbing, parties have spent weeks here without ever tapping a fraction of what you’ll have at your fingertips. While …

Sapphire Col Hut

There are many reasons to get on this trail. Being on the west side of the continental divide, the greenery at the bottom of the valley may seem foreign to those east of the divide. Ferns, moss, and tropical flora seem to grow uninhibited in this sub-alpine wonderland. Mountains jut out of the ground and rise thousands of feet into …

Mount Temple

Mount Fay

Updated: Feb 21, 2020. This trail is my all time favorite day hike. To my knowledge, there is no better bang for your buck in the North American Rockies (challenge me on this, I dare you). The view from the top is unprecedented, and the dynamic of the hike up will keep the most seasoned dirtbag entertained. There is, however, …

Eiffel Peak

This is a peak I’d have never discovered is it wasn’t for Kim, an instagram friend that messaged me out of the blue one day. Some people are cut from the same cloth, and meeting those people seem more like getting reacquainted with an old friend than getting to know someone you’ve never met before. Kim is one of those people. Mount Temple is …

Mount Colin

If it weren’t for the ticks, this would be a favorite spot for me. All told, the three of us picked at LEAST 20 from our bodies. When it came down to it, they weren’t as bad as folklore tells. We didn’t get bit even once. Don’t let that fool you, though, there are some potentially serious health concerns, but …

Sept 26, 2014: Tonquin Valley

The forecast was pretty much horrible when we left the city, but sometimes you’ve just got to go anyway. The old adage “a bad day in the mountains is better than a good day in the city” always bounces around in my head at moments like this. 90% chance of rain pretty much means we won’t be seeing much scenery, …