Three years ago, in the fall, my dad and I climbed to the top of one of the mountains behind Miette Hot Springs. I’ve been a long way up a few mountains, but this was the first time I’d stood on the very top of one.
To be on the top means that you can look down on the other tops.
Not to mention way down to the bottom. It was extremely windy and the drop offs were extreme.
A long way down on any side.
Every view was extreme as well – extremely awesome.
There’s the hot spring, way down in the valley.
The October colours were beautiful, even if there were no leaves.
We came down the back way, over the steep scree. This doesn’t show the drop off. It’s too scary.
It was less windy though. Our hiking companions were safer.
Off the scree and back to the tree line.
The lower regions are also rewarding.
We looked across to another mountain we had been on. Just mountain sheep trails for this hike, and plenty of steep scree.
And massive boulders on steep scree.
Tourists must share the trails with locals.
Looking back to part way up. This is Sulphur Skyline.