We went hiking at Sunshine Meadows with the Nott Family and Monica (and Kenneth). The day started off great as we came across a timber wolf on the road into the base of the mountain. He was out for a morning stroll and completely ignored us while we stopped to a take a few picturesâ€¦
We met up with the rest of the gang at the base and boarded the first bus up to the day lodge. During the ski season there is a gondola running between the parking lot and the ski lodge, but in the summer you have to take an old school bus up a long, windy, and steep dirt road.
From the lodge we set out up the trail. The first section was quite steep and there was some â€œcomplainingâ€ about how hard it was, but that only lasted for a few minutes until everyone got into it. The place is beautiful and we walked for several hours through alpine meadows filled with wildflowers (and squirrels) and the Rocky Mountains in the background. We stopped often for snacks and drinks and we had a very nice picnic lunch on the shore of an alpine lake. One pesky little whisky-jack even tried to share our lunchâ€¦
The kids were great and hardly complained at all even though they walked for more than 6 km, and this was not a flat hike either! Everyone was tired by the time we made it back to the lodge, but it was a great day and everyone enjoyed it!