Some friends and I hiked Mt. Baldy last weekend. We were supposed to be doing the much more exciting and much less politically correct Squaw’s tit, but surcumstances arouse that involved out party not leaving the city until much later than intended. So we settled on Baldy. It;s not a long hike, but it has a couple of fun scrambly bits with some downclimbing. Weather held out pretty well. It was cold, but the wind was low and there was no rain. We made it to the first summit, and followed the ridge for a while. There are three summits on the ridge. Considering our late start time, it was decided that we skip the second two.
I haven’t been out scrambling much this year, so it was nice to get out and get on top of something that didn’t involve a rope and a mess of gear. As much as I love climbing, it’s nice to switch it up every so often.
Mt. Baldy is located in the Kananaskis, and although I have spent a lot of time in the area, there are still so many mountains that I haven’t been up.
Adam, Nat and Mike are fast becoming my default outdoor friends. It’s nice to feel like I have some people to call up and do things with. I’ve been in Calgary for a little over a year now, and it feels like I’m finally settling in . This winter is looking to have some prety exciting opportunities. I’ve signed up for an avi course, so I’ll be able to get out backcountry skiing. Now that i’ve gotten all of my summer activities done, I’m eagerly awaiting the winter. The sooner htis awkward cold-but-dry season ends, the better.