Sunday, September 21, 2014

Markhor Needle Traverse

We had done this traverse a couple of times before in August 2011. The first time was a gong show, the second time was better, but this time we really got it sorted out by taking the route marked in yellow.

Just beyond the top of the first slab, rather than thrashing up and left as we did on attempt #2, we instead followed a treed gully on the right up onto the ridge. It's steep and brushy but easy. Otherwise this was much the same as the previous time with lots of scrambling, avoiding the off-width crack by moving to skiers left, and a bit of rope work for peace of mind at crux #2.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Frisby Ridge Mountain Bike Trail

This was our second alpine ride in the Revelstoke area after trying Keystone Standard a few weeks earlier. I think this is the better ride. It's located north of Revelstoke on the west side of the Columbia beginning at around 1300m and climbs to around 2100m. We had a great day out with Nick, Ken, Sonia, and Dave.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Cathedral Park

We decided to go into Cathedral Park again. We'd been here on Labour Day weekend 2009, 2010, and 2011 to climb the "Traverse of the Gods". This time we just wanted to hang out and enjoy the place. Alas, someone forgot their boots...but she was a good sport about it!

The trail was littered with downed trees even more so than in previous years.

We were again visited by several deer.

Discovered an excellent blueberry patch.

And sat in the meadow because hey...why not?