On April 22, 2005, Judith C., Lynda B. Trish J. and I hiked up Mount Yamnuska’s east shoulder as Judith’s initiation into the world of hiking.
It was a beautiful day with great views in all directions. Lunch break was at the grey rocks where we could see down into the CMC Valley.
When we returned to the parking lot both Lynda and Judith said “We should do this every week.” That is exactly what happened.
Ten years have now gone by. Lynda and Judith have moved away (Trish lives near Wetaskiwin so only occasionally joins up) and various people have come and gone, but hikes and snowshoe trips still happen on most Thursdays. There have been times when I’ve had health problems and couldn’t lead, but someone always stepped up and carried on. Occasionally visitors have joined us. It is always interesting to find out where people have originated from. E.g. England, Poland, British Guiana, Germany, Tripoli, Libya, Scotland, Japan, U.S.A., Saskatchewan (always several from Sask.), Alberta, of course, and various other Canadian provinces, and Yukon. All of our lives have been enhanced through knowing many amazing people.
Most summers I have organized a hiking camp and we have gone to Jasper National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, Yoho National Park and Radium, B.C. We have had wonderful times together and I would not have missed it for the world. It is always fun to share these great mountains I know with others and to teach some of the history and do flower identification with them. Double click on photos to enlarge.