I didn't arrive there until 2 and by 2:15, I was hiking up the mountain. It was a very tough climb, uphill all the way... no flat spots to stop and catch your breath. It took me 1.75 hours of constant up, up, up. Legs burning, heavy breathing, butt flexing. I was dripping with sweat by the time I reached the summit. There was a sign that warned that it was a moderate to strenuous climb, but I didn't care. It felt like a Bucket List thing that I needed to go do and cross off. So on ward and upward I went.
After I looked like a drowned rat, but to be fair some of it was rain. LOL
I enjoyed the view immensely, even thought it wasn't the first time I'd been up there. I super love looking at mountains from the top of mountains. It's a totally humbling experience that completely fills you with awe. I don't want to seem self absorbed, but here are two photos of myself. The first one is how bad I looked when I got to the top, and the second one is how adorable I look in the mountains (once I dried out, LOL)!!
See how amazing they look on me? And to think... not ONE stranger hit on me. Hmmpph!!
After the hike, I went to Sanson's Peak (the neighbouring mountaintop) and then took the Gondola down. I went to the Banff Upper Hot Springs and soaked in them for 3/4 of an hour and then got a Quesadilla and took it down to Bow Falls for a picnic supper. Bow Falls is one of my very favorite places on God's green earth. I could go there and stay for hours and hours, just watching and listening to the Falls.
A day for me, about me, totally to fulfill my soul. A ME DAY. It was tops!!
Next time, though... somebody really should join me. ;)