Today was the final day for operation of Kicking Horse before ski season. We were hoping to go to the top of the mountain one last time for a short hike but the weather started to get a little nasty as the day progressed so that wasn't going to happen. Instead though, with neighbours Bob and Annie we hiked to the Hoodoo's. It is about a 40 minute drive from our place to the trailhead just inside Yoho National Park. I had been there a couple times before but not lately. It is only 1.6 km but it is straight up. You gain about 300 m in that short of distance. Needless to say, it was a work-out. The Hoodoos are pretty cool. Not sure if the grunt work is worth the final product though, but it was a nice way to spend a few hours. Here are a few photos of the hike.
The weather has changed the last few days with some clouds and a few rain showers and that has meant some snow on the mountains around Golden. Maybe the signs of things to come. There has been talk of another big snow year!! Reminder of our 10% Early Bird Special. It ends on Oct. 31st. Give us a call for details or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next weekend is the final weekend for the Gondola and Grizzly Bear Refuge if you are thinking of coming out this way. Hopefully we can make it to the top of the mountain once more. We had a wedding her last week with some really nice folks getting married. I put together a video of the event.
We have had an amazing stretch of great weather for the past month. Today was the first cool weather we have had with a bit rain in the afternoon for a few minutes. But all the fall colours are starting to come out, mosquitos are dying off and nice cool nights. One of my favorite hikes on a nice fall afternoon is the cross country ski trails. They are basically out our back door and the other day I took Helen our deaf blue-heeler for a couple hour walk in the woods. Very nice. Here is video.
We have had a big black bear hanging around the past week or so. We have tried to keep Helen our deaf blue-heeler in the house if the bear is around. But today we didn't realize it was just below our parking lot, and she went tearing after it. I ended up having to actually pick her up and bring her back into the house. She was exhausted. It is her protective instinct. She is pretty proud of herself. Here is a short video of her experience this morning.
The weather cannot get better. Especially for this time of the year and the fact we have a wedding today. Nice people from Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, Stacy and Kevin. About 29 people. They held the ceremony in a nice grassy area behind Vagabond Lodge. Kalin Smith a chef who we have known for a few years is cooking up a feast for the dinner tonight. Here a few photos from the ceremony.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.