Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Arizona visits Alberta

Well, a fantastic long weekend with my sister just came to a close... I drove her back to the airport this morning, where she jetted off back to sun and heat! Heather arrived from Phoenix on Thursday night, missing the best weather we've had all summer by HOURS... D'OH! But, there's really nothing you can do about the weather, so over the past four days we made the best of it I'd say:

- Friday: sunny, windy day, so we hiked to Sparrowhawk Tarns (~10.5km, 600m elevation gain) and then made a quick stop at Grassi Lakes (~4km, 250m elevation gain)
- Saturday: beautiful, sunny, warm day, so we hiked to the top of Mt Indefatigable (~8km, 1000m elevation gain)
- Sunday: rain! so it turned into a movie / chill-out day
- Monday: cloudy, sprinkly (snowy!) day, so we hiked to the Galatea Lakes (~17km, 725m elevation gain)

I hope she enjoyed herself - it is quite a different environment than where she lives, for sure... but she is a marathon runner (hence in fantastic shape!!) and I had a hard time keeping up with her! It was sooooo great to hang with her and get out and do some fun stuff with her... maybe she'll come back again next summer??!! Yeah!

Not sure what's on the agenda for the rest of the week... I go back to work on Monday, so I still have a few days to enjoy the outdoors... hopefully the wintery weather will subside somewhat??!



heather elmo dunc said...

Sister sister sister...it seems you are silly, I HAD a hard time keeping up with YOU!! I enjoyed my weekend so much thank you for all the beautiful hikes and letting me invade your retreat. It was just what I needed! Miss you already! HF

mom said...

I am so happy the two of my most favorite girls on earth got to spend some quality time together.
We as parents always like it when the kids get together. Thanks so much for writing of your hiking experience. So happy that you two could get some time together...
Love you both ssooo much !!!!