.....makes me sunburnt! But I don't care! I just spent two fantabulous days in the mountains, and I got to catch up with two great friends whom I haven't seen in far too long.
On Thursday, I met up with Caroline and her amazingly cool dog Stewie, and we headed down into K-Country. Our destination: the little-known Three Lakes Valley. What a treat that hike is! After a bit of confusion at the start of the Chester Lake trail - last year's flooding did a number on the usually easy to find path - we meandered up to the popular lake. However, being that it was a weekday, there were few other people. After letting Stewie play in the nice cold mountain water for a bit, we continued on beyond the lake, past a neat formation called the Elephant Rocks, and over into the gorgeous valley behind Gusty Peak.
|Caroline and Stewie|
|Above the second lake in Three Lakes Valley - what a backdrop!|
|Abominable Snowman sighting!|
It was a super enjoyable day and the company was awesome! Thanks Caroline!
On Friday, Sheila and I trudged up to the top of the East End of Rundle. I say 'trudged', because it had to have been at least 25 degrees Celsius, there were no clouds, minimal wind, and we were out of the trees and onto a sun-beaten south-facing slope within about 20 minutes of leaving the car.
|This inukshuk marks the only flat spot on the entire scramble!|
|The view down the Spray Valley.|
|Such a fantastic vista from the top of this fun little peak!|
|The selfie jump shot - got this on the second try!|
|A well-deserved summit beverage. Mmmm!|