We drove into Robson Meadows Campground with the windshield wipers doing double time. The kind campground host apologized for the weather. After a hearty warm dinner and a great sleep, we woke in the morning to a sneak preview of the biggest peak in the Canadian Rockies: Mt Robson looming at just under 13000 feet. A 100 years ago today, Conrad Kane made the first successful guided climb of this peak known to have a mood of its own and capturing the eye of so many artists. The rain which hammered us upon our arrival was replaced by big winds which forced us to keep walking on our day hike through the flower filled Mumm-Hargrave circuit. The weather only got better and better throughout the week. By the time we hiked to Snowbird Pass, it was sunny and warm. One of our hikers, Patricia, agreed with all the old timers she had asked over the years “If you could hike anywhere in the Canadian Rockies, what would be your top hike?” They unanimously agreed “Snowbird Pass overlooking the Reef Glacier”.
Canadian Rockies Hiking Senior Guide
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