Alberta snapshot: Table Mountain.

One of my very favourite trips this summer was into the Castle wilderness, in the farthest, most southwestern corner of the province (it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to the state of Montana in the south, and British Columbia in the west).  My niece, my hubby, and I spent a couple of days camping out there in late July, and we hiked Table Mountain. It’s only 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) to the summit, but your elevation gain is 700 metres (2,297 feet) and it’s on rough, slippery terrain, so it was a challenge my creaky knees and I were a bit nervous about. We took our time getting to the top and it was incredible!  (And incredibly windy…you really didn’t want to stand too close to the edge as a gust could easily take you over).

TM1rs

An open meadow view above the treeline….

TM2rs

On the Table.

One of the most rewarding hikes I’ve ever done, and in fantastic company!  ♥