After the spectacular hike to Lake O'Hara in such beautiful blue, clear weather, we pack up the trailer and drive to Golden, BC. We really have not done a lot of hiking or MTB in this area so we thought we would poke around a bit and see what we could find. Dave, in the past, when he was really dumb and foolish, paraglided off Mt. Seven, which is just above the town, a number of times throughout the years.
Looking across the Columbia River valley to the Rocky Mountains. Golden is just out of sight to the right.Set up the trailer at the municipal canmpground and started exploring. One hike that we thought might be kinda fun was to ridge walk from the top of the gondola at Kicking Horse Resort. Tried to hike up and then take the godola down but they were going to charge us almost the same as a round trip so here we are getting whisked up to the top in fine style with all of the other down hill MTB and tourists.
On todays program is Frisby ridge. We have ridden this very popular local MTB ride a few times. Takes us about 1.5 hours to get to the lookout area above the lake. There is a lake below the lookout which adds another .5 hour onto the total trip. There is another 7km section past here, that we haven't ridden yet. Here's Dave grinding up the last bit of the trail to the lookout. Bit of an overcast day which is perfect for riding but photos not as colourful.
Fairly easy, single track with some climbing.
We were warned of a couple of sketchy spots on this route where some backpackers had to crawl over a short section of exposure. Not sure if it was because of wind and the top heavy pack.
In the background is Mt. Sir Douglas and the Haig glacier where cross country ski athletes train. We have hiked this area a number of times. The south Kananaskas pass in just past Mt. Beatty.
3 Brothers mountain looking from the ascent route along a fairly open area.