Considering that we had a few injured at the start of the three day visit to Naiset Huts, we decided to 'chopper in, rather than hike the 26 kilometres. The rellies were suitably impressed by both the ride in and the afternoon hike we did after arriving. The weather cooperated on the first day, presenting a few fluffy clouds to punctuate the blue sky and rugged peaks we were surrounded by. We lunched atop the Niblet, looking down at Sunburst and Magog Lakes.
|Catching the chopper is the easy way to do it|
|Graeme is going to have to fold himself a bit to fit in the door!|
|A wood stove for heating - that's it!|
|First day - Off to tackle The Nublet.|
|View from Assinaboine Lodge|
|Western Anemones with Sunburst Peak in the background|
Part of the charm of staying at the huts is that the cooking space is shared in a large common log structure. With us occupying just one of the eight huts, there were many other hiker/travellers to swap stories with. The first evening, we shared a table with a group of five young hikers that had come from Pennsylvania and were visiting Canada for a week. They had hiked in that day and planned to leave the same day we were.
Due to an illness in the group, two fo them ended up choppering out with us and then staying at our Canmore abode for three days.
|We met these five from Pennsylvania - David, Abigail, her friend Abby, |
David's brother Dan and Dan's wife Joanna.
It was wonderful to meet and get to know them. They came to see Canada and ended up hanging out with us. We hope to cross paths with them again.
|Full House for the Sing-a-Long|