We took a drive along highway 40 and observed some gorgeous fall colours between the Stoney-Nakoda casino and Galatea. The aspen trees disappear as you head further south, and upon arriving at Highwood pass it was snowing! Any larch trees would have been covered with snow today. The aspens are beautiful and you don’t have to hike anywhere to see them. The first strong wind will be the end of them, though.
Fall colours are fantastic in the Sandy McNabb area right now.
What a stunning picture of the three of you, not to mention the Highwood snowman! Don’t forget the Liz Parker hut lottery is October 3rd startup. Managed to squeak into the hut for two different one nighter’s, managing to hike in snow at least two of the four days. Those trails are amazing, thanks to Lawrence Grassi and Lake O’Hara Trails Club.
Helen, can you divulge any more details on the lottery? For what time frame does it operate, for instance. Tx.
Everything you need to know is on their website: Go to http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca and click on “HUTS”. Third choice down is Lottery info for Liz Parker. No need to be a member to enter lottery, can enter numerous configurations of dates/people, but each entry costs $10 non refundable. Dates to enter: Oct 3 at 8am to Nov 13 at MN. Draws are totally random. If selected, then one must sign up if non a member, as only members are eligible to book a year in advance. There is no panic to enter should you happen to be in the dentist chair at 8am Oct 3rd. There is a 6 week window in which to enter and you can enter numerous times. Good Luck! Successful entries are contacted by phone late November.