Finally, the rainy weather let up long enough for us to get a hike in! First hike of the year, yesterday, was Forgetmenot Ridge in Kananaskis - an unrelenting, uphill grind on a very steep, rough trail, yet still a favourite as it is close by, and, despite (or thanks to) the heart-pounding effort, you do get up there fast!
1) View from a brief rest spot about 1/3 of the way up... Nihahi Ridge in the distance, with the Elbow River in the foreground. The Little Elbow was reasonably tame this time - surprising after all the rain - while the Elbow had many more flowing (shallow) channels than usual - and both as bone-numbingly cold as ever. (NB. There is a bridge a ways further down.... but what fun is that?! ???)2, 3, 4) And further up, tucked in crevices and between slabs in the exposed limestone cliff face, Saxifraga oppositifolia ooops, that should be bronchialis!