We crossed into Canada a week ago with no issues and quickly settled into Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
Having found ourselves in south-central Alberta and nesting on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies, we celebrated the long and rained-soaked Canada Day weekend in a spectacularly beautiful area.
Mother Nature was not all sour grapes however. In the windows free of rain, Kelly and I did find time to play outdoors.
The hike to Rae Glacier was a wonder trek. First, up and through an alpine lake campground and the free firewood pile, then onto a rock field, before a final steep ascent to the top. The trail was nearly ours alone and lunch at the foot of the glacier, while quite chilly and windy, afforded stunning views.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t linger. As we sat high above the tree line, we could see the next storm rapidly approaching, forcing us off the glacier.