2 Oct 2015
An island of mountains in the foothills. Far removed from the front ranges, Moose Mountain and the spiral of ridges radiating from the peak offer a grand mountain experience amidst a sea of foothills. The front ranges, in all their glory, spread the western expanse from Burke to Black Rock and beyond.
A hot autumn day with no wind. The calm before the storm. 70 km winds and snow followed shortly after and the golden seams of aspen in the hills have been thrashed and destroyed.
Brokeback meadows, the 1st top, the ascent ridge and the summit are all sublime. And there’s a picnic table at the top. Popular and populated by a fire weather station at the summit, this hike is still a must do for any Kananaskis konnoisseur.
Moose Mountain. The mountain that stands by itself.